Happy afternoon! How is your day? Mine has been pretty busy, but I’ve still had time to dream of these fish sticks I made not too long ago!
Being a vegetarian, it’s hard for me to get protein into my diet. My typical sources are:
- Hummus/Garbanzo beans
- Nuts, sunflower seeds
- Cheese, milk
- Black beans
- Eggs – Mostly egg whites, but I’ll have hard boiled eggs in my salad sometimes
- And seafood
So, technically I’m a pescatarian, but most people don’t know what that means. It means that I don’t eat pork, beef, chicken or turkey, but I do eat dairy, eggs and fish. There are so many variations of “vegetarian.” They even have semi-vegetarians, who eat meat, but will opt for vegetarian meals first when it’s available.
Although it’s a great source of protein, I don’t get enough seafood as I should – sushi here and there and maybe frozen shrimp or tilapia when we have it stocked up. Costco has great options for frozen seafood – since it can get expensive to always get the fresh kind – because they sell in bulk. And since the boy works at Costco, I ask him get them for us all the time (which is exactly what I did this morning!). He’s pretty good like that. 🙂
Tonight, I’m envisioning fish tacos….But right now, I’m off to read to the children at UMOM with East Valley Rotaract. 🙂
Until then, here is my recipe for the healthy fish sticks from above.
Tilapia fish sticks
2 tilapia fillets, sliced lengthwise (you can also use halibut or any fish you prefer)
1 cup breadcrumbs, or panko
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup flour
*i also added red pepper flakes for some spice (that’s a must!)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Take the fish fillets and slice lengthwise, then cut the lengths in halves (about an inch wide). In a small shallow bowl beat the egg. In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together. Dip the each fish strips into the egg mixture, covering completely, then the dry mixture. Place on a sprayed baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, then rotate sides and bake for another 5 minutes.