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Do you struggle with cooking edible meals at home like me? When it comes to cooking, I usually try to avoid it – I’m not very good at it, and I’d so rather be in the garden! But it’s much cheaper and healthier than fast food and restaurants, so it’s well worth the trouble.  I’m starting to make a list of easy (read: fool-proof for the non-cook like me) yet yummy meals that I can make for my family, and I want to share with you what has worked for me. In this post, I’m going to share a delicious fish recipe that even I was able to successfully execute.

Somehow, I never learned from my super mom, whose cooking was top notch when I was growing up. And I am not a naturally good cook like my husband either. (He is AMAZING in the kitchen too, which is one of the reasons I’ve put off learning much to improve my own cooking skills until recently.) But I’m trying to learn to help with the cooking more in our household now, even if I am daydreaming about the yard while I do it. 🙂 The hubby needs a break sometimes, and I also have a more selfish ulterior motive: I want to eat some things that my hubs doesn’t like and won’t cook.

That brings me to fish. I’m the only one in my immediate family who loves to eat fish.

So, if I ever want to eat fish, I have to cook it myself or order it at a restaurant.

In the past, I’ve tried to cook fish myself and failed every time. It would always be watery or rubbery or chewy or insert other awful fish cooking fails here. And fish is no cheap entree at restaurants. In keeping with my frugal goals, I decided that I needed to learn an easy and delicious way to cook fish once and for all.

Delicious Fish Even a Non-Cook Can Make

So, like anyone would do, I called my mom. And she gave me some quick and easy pointers on cooking fish.

With her helpful instructions, I cooked some of the best fish I’ve ever eaten and I cooked it in less than 20 minutes!

Without further ado, here’s what she taught me:

Easy and Delicious Fish Recipe

Ingredients

  • Fish (deboned and thawed)
  • Creole Seasoning
  • Pancake mix (dry)
  • Olive oil

Cooking Instructions

  1. Mix 1 part creole seasoning to 2 parts pancake mix in a pie plate. This is your fish batter.
    Note: I mixed some Creole seasoning into some dry Aunt Jemima pancake mix. I’ve also used various gluten-free pancake mixes, but those don’t work quite as well because it sticks to the pan while cooking (but the finished fish still tastes good).
  2. Place your thawed fish into the pie plate and cover it with batter on both sides.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan on the stove at medium heat, and cook the fish for about 8 minutes each side.
    battered fish

It turned out delicious!

Cooking Fish

I can barely believe it. I’m so happy about this newfound ability to easily cook edible fish. Not just edible– yummy!

To the non-cooks out there who need a quick and easy way to cook delicious fish, you can do this!

Cheers,

Joni