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Sunday Dinner: Travel the world starting with baked fish and chips

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Dinnertime destination? The world!

The start of the year always offers opportunities to try new things! If you and your family are dreaming of worldwide travel but need to save up a bit before you board a transcontinental flight, why not take a tour around the world from the perspective of your dinner plate with this baked fish and chips recipe?

Baked fish and chips

Use your Sunday dinners to bring a taste of the world to your table. It just takes a little imagination and a handful of delicious international recipes.

Get the whole family involved in planning your adventure

  • Create colorful maps to plot out your dinnertime destination and mark each location with a flag or pin once "visited."
  • Design a passport for each family member and create a stamp or special marking for each country you explore.
  • Ask each family member to research a bit of information about the country of origin for your meal and discuss these fun facts over dinner.

Sunday dinner together with the family is a great way to enjoy each other's company over a healthy meal. If you wonder if you should keep up the weekly activity, here are a few stats that might convince you:

  • Researchers for the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that adolescent girls who frequently spend dinner with the family are less likely to use diet pills or develop eating disorders.
  • According to the American Dietetic Association, studies indicate that kids who sit down frequently to family dinners usually have healthier diets.

Healthier and less messy than the fried version, oven-baked fish and chips is a great meal idea to transport you to jolly old England! This dinner is a great start to your adventures around the world!

Oven-baked fish and chips recipe

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled, cut into large wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup crushed corn or bran flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1-1/4 pounds skinless, boneless cod or haddock fillets, cut into 12 evenly-sized pieces
  • Tartar sauce
  • Lemon wedges

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Place potatoes on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place breadcrumbs and cereal in a large Ziploc bag. In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk together eggs and mustard. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Dip the fish in the egg mixture, coating both sides, and then place in the Ziploc bag, tossing to coat.
  3. Use a spatula and push fries to one side of the baking sheet. Remove fish from bag and gently shake off excess coating. Transfer fish to the baking sheet, arranging pieces in one layer. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the fish is crisp on the outside and cooked through. Fries should be tender on the inside and crisped on the outside.
  4. Serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

See the world one meal at a time! Sunday dinner is a great time for you and your family to share an adventure!

More Sunday dinner ideas

Crockpot chicken and dumplings
Baked shells with winter squash
Back to basics with meatballs and pasta
Soba noodle stir-fry

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