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Healthy Food for Kids: Fish Cake with Carrot Recipe

Updated on September 21, 2012
Fish Cake with Carrot
Fish Cake with Carrot | Source

Best Way to Get Your Kids to Eat Fish and Vegetables

Fish is the main ingredient in fish cake and is one of the most healthy meats in our diet. Fish contains less Saturated fat than other type of meats such as beef and pork. The OMEGA-3 in fish oil is essential to help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. At least 1/3 of the month we have fish in our meal menu, which means that I have to come up all different ways to cook fish or my family might get tired of eating the same type of meals so often. Since I have three young kids and fish has bones, I find it easier for them to drink fish soup or eat fish cake. Well, I have eaten a lot of different types of fish cake made by my mom when I was a kid. My mom made them as main meals as well as snacks for us. They are all very delicious and easy to eat. Most of all, they are healthy food for kids as well as for adults. I have been making fish cakes for my family and they love them too. Today I am sharing one of the fish cake recipes.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 4 min
Ready in: 14 min
Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Fish Fillet
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 stalk Carrot, Middium
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Tapioca Starch, or corn starch
  • 1/2 cup Water

Instructions

  1. Clean and peel the carrot with a peeler. Chop it into small pieces with a big knife and boil it in 1/2 cup of water for 3 minutes.
  2. On a cutting board, finely chop the fish fillets.
  3. Add in the eggs, garlic powder, salt, Tapioca starch, carrots. Mix them well with the fish, then finely chop them until everything turn into a paste.
  4. Set the stove to the high setting. Heat a large skillet with the olive oil. Divide the paste into four and put them into the skillet and let them cook for 30 seconds, then flip them to cook the other sides for another 30 seconds. Try to press the fish cakes down to about 1/4" in height. Then lower the heat to medium and continue to cook the fish for another 2-3 minutes depending upon the thickness of the fish cake. Remember to flip the fish cakes often to avoid getting burnt.
  5. Serve the fish cakes alone or with rice and vegetables of your choice.
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Basa Fish Fillet (Swai Fillet)
Basa Fish Fillet (Swai Fillet) | Source
Basa Fish Fillet (Swai Fillet)
Basa Fish Fillet (Swai Fillet) | Source
Basa Fish Fillet (Swai Fillet) for Fish Cake
Basa Fish Fillet (Swai Fillet) for Fish Cake | Source
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Basa Fish Fillet (Swai Fillet) and Carrot for Fish Cake | Source
Making Fish Cake
Making Fish Cake | Source
Cauliflower
Cauliflower | Source
Fish Cake with Rice, Cauliflower and Red Bell Pepper
Fish Cake with Rice, Cauliflower and Red Bell Pepper | Source
Creamy Potato Soup
Creamy Potato Soup | Source

Fish Cake with Creamy Potato Soup

Beside eating fish cakes with rice and vegetables like the Asians do, pair up fish cake with any creamy soup such as creamy potato soup is also a great combination for dinner. Here is how to make a creamy potato soup:

Ingredients:

5 medium potato, 3 stalks of medium carrots, 5 cups of milk, 1 cup of water, 1 tbsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Wash and cut potato and carrots into small cubes and boil them in a large pot with lip covered and stir often.
  2. Add in the milk when the water is almost gone and bring it to a boil. turn the heat and simmer it without the cover until the soup thicken. Make sure to stir it often.
  3. The soup is ready when it is creamy (about 30 - 45 minutes). Stir in garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Fish Cake with Parsley Flakes
Fish Cake with Parsley Flakes | Source

Vegetables that Go Well with Fish Cake

If you're having a hard time to get your kids to eat vegetables, making fish cake with vegetables is one of the easy ways to add vegetables into your kids' diet. Beside carrots, here are some other vegetables that go well with fish cake: spinach, green onion, water chestnuts, and squash such as zucchini and cucumber.

Tapioca Starch vs Corn Starch
Tapioca Starch vs Corn Starch | Source

Tapioca Starch vs Corn Starch

Tapioca starch is made from the Cassava root. I find the texture of tapioca starch is smoother and easier to work with than corn starch. Gravies that are made with tapioca starch are also more transparent and appareling. They don't turn lumpy when they get cold such as the gravies that are made with corn starch and are much easier to turn back to a liquid form with heat. You can find tapioca starch at many Asian markets. The cost is about the same as corn starch.

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    • kittyjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leung 

      5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you all for your encouraging comments. You've given me the good reason for keep trying.

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      summerberrie 

      5 years ago

      kittyjj, I love your recipes. I have bookmarked a few and plan to bookmark this one. Great job and well done!

    • alliemacb profile image

      alliemacb 

      5 years ago from Scotland

      Sounds delicious. Must give this a try.

    • Mmargie1966 profile image

      Mmargie1966 

      5 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      I have to admit is sounds delicious. Fish is extremely healthy and so are veggies, so why not? kittyjj, you have a whole lot to teach me!

    • kittyjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leung 

      5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Fish and carrots do go well together. We often eat other meats mixing up with different vegetables and they are delicious. Thank you Mmargie1966 for reading and the vote up.

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      Mmargie1966 

      5 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Ohhhh...at first, kitty, I thought "fish and carrots together, hmm", but honestly these recipes sound scrumptious after I read this hub. I will give it a try!

      Voted up up up!

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