Frozen Fish Ideas for Dinner!
We love fish in the Formula Mom house. More often than not, I turn to frozen fish products when I want fish. We’ve had fish sticks and macaroni & cheese more times than I can count because it always goes over well! When you find something your family likes, it’s easy to stick with it. But recently I went on the hunt for new frozen fish ideas for dinner.
I was ready for a change of pace.
I had seen the fish taco recipe on my fish stick boxes in the past, but never really considered making them at home. But Grambo actually suggested fish tacos when I started talking about wanting to try something new. So, I figured it was about time to give it a try! So I was off to Walmart to pick up everything we needed for a great fish taco dinner!
You can see my entire shopping experience in my #FishnVeggies Google+ album.
Fish Tacos with a Twist
Then I got distracted while I was shopping. The crescent rolls caught my eye. They are one of my family’s favorite thing. If I wrap something in a crescent roll, they are bound to eat it and love it. So I had to stop and ponder for a moment. Could I do a fish taco in a crescent roll instead of a tortilla?
I was intrigued. And I knew I had to try it. So it was off to the frozen food section to find the perfect fish for my new creation!
In the kitchen, I like things to be easy. So being able to grab a limited amount of ingredients to combine into a great meals is my idea of wonderful! Seriously, if a recipe has an ingredient list that goes down half the length of the page, I’m out. And if it has ingredients I’ve never even heard of there is no way it’s happening.
It’s just the way it is and I’m okay with it. So I was pleased with my shopping cart full of everything I needed to make a main dish and a brand new side dish! The Van de Kamp’s fish tenders were a great find because they are a bit bigger than fish sticks and I thought they would fit well in the rolls.
Side dish inspiration hit me as well in the form of an easy Mexican Corn recipe using our favorite Bird’s Eye vegetables — Steamfresh Super Sweet corn! Combined with a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, I knew I had a veggie dish that would go perfectly with my fish taco twists!
I was ready to hit the kitchen!
Making Fish Tacos with a Twist
It only took about 30 minutes to whip up these Fish Taco Twists! And 15 minutes involved me checking email while they baked. So it’s definitely a recipe that I consider quick and easy!
Here’s what you need:
- 8 Van de Kamp’s Crispy Fish Tenders (or 16 Fish Sticks)
- 1 package Crescent Rolls
- 1 package Taco Seasoning
- 2 slices of American cheese
- 8 tsp. salsa
Here’s what you do:
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
- Cook Van de Kamp’s Crispy Fish Tenders for 10 minutes, turning once.
- Put taco seasoning on a plate. Dip one side of each crescent roll triangle in mix to coat.
- Place crescent roll triangles on work surface with seasoning side down.
- Place fish on end of crescent roll triangle, add a slice of cheese, and teaspoon of salsa.
- Roll dough around fish and place cheese side down on baking sheet. Repeat.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
I also have a printable version of this Fish Taco Twists recipe if you’d like to save it!
2 Ingredient Mexican Corn
Talk about easy! I will admit I was pretty proud of this idea when it was born in aisles of Walmart. I love corn with anything mexican. It’s the veggie I expect to see when I’m having a mexican meal. So snagging a bag of Bird’s Eye frozen vegetables was a no-brainer. And in the name of all things easy, I decided to see how well it would turn out if I added a simple can of diced tomatoes and green chilies.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 bag of Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Super Sweet Corn
- 1 can of diced tomatoes & green chilies
Here’s what you do:
- Cook the Bird’s Eye Steamfresh corn according to the directions on the packaging.
- Drain the liquid from the can of diced tomatoes & green chilies.
- Mix in a large bowl and serve!
Quick and Easy Fish Dinner
In about half an hour, I had a complete meal ready for the family. It smelled delicious and looked mighty tasty too. So I was happy to discover that it was family approved! They loved it! W was willing to eat a few bites which is an accomplishment these days! Grambo had a second helping because she couldn’t resist. And J asked when we would be having it again.
Mom win! And the corn that I was worried about having enough zest to it? It had a great kick without adding anything more to it! The perfect complement to our Fish Taco Twists! We didn’t even miss the tortillas!
And I loved how easy it was to make!
You can learn more about all of the great things going on with fish and veggies by connecting with Van de Kamp’s and Bird’s Eye on Facebook. You can save money making this great meal with the $1 coupon available at www.vandekamps.com and the coupons online at www.birdeye.com!
Have you ever made fish tacos at home? If not, what’s holding you back?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Pinnacle Foods Group. All experiences and opinions are 100% my own. #cbias #SocialFabric #FishnVeggies