Good news! I’ve got your Next Favourite Weeknight Meal: these Simple Haddock Quesadillas🐠
And why is that, you might ask? Well my friend, quesadillas are a great option when you need a healthy meal quickly, plus you’ve got the customizable factor in your favour.
You can pack these babies with whatever your heart desires❣️
And then when it’s all done, with the cheese melted and the goodness of the flavours all melding together? mmmmmm
It’s like biting into a present. A delicious, healthy present😋
This recipe for Simple Haddock Quesadillas also a great way to get in the 2-3 servings of fish a week that’s recommended.
And who doesn’t love a recipe that doesn’t need anything too fancy-shmancy. Not these Simple Haddock Quesadillas, no sirree.
All you need to make them is:
- The fish – I like haddock and you could also use cod
- Tortillas – 8 inch size, whole wheat or corn
- Red or yellow peppers
- Cheddar cheese
- Green onion
And for toppings, you gotta have the avocado, cilantro, lime wedges, fresh salsa and sour cream👌
Weeknights can be a little hectic (re: coo-coo bananas) these days and by the time the childcare, online classes, Zoom work meetings and a few tears about my outstanding (NOT) home schooling skills are shed, the last thing I need is a complicated meal to make.
By the way, if you have little ones at home, have you tried any online classes? We are trying a few from a company in Toronto: HELM Life.
Our experience has been great – there’s usually 5 other kids (aged 4-6) in the session so lots of interaction with the instructor. They have lots of classes to choose from – math-based, dance, LEGO-themed, etc.
Last week, Cameron went on a magic carpet ride to Italy and did a few activities and today is a LEGO-themed call.
Honestly, it’s not really about “academics” at this point. And let’s get real – he’s 5.
It’s more about SEEING other kids and getting to TALK to other kids. Oh and to listen. The listening is key.
Sometimes he starts talking and man. There is no end in sight. He just keeps going and going.
Do your kiddies do this??
So interaction for all of us is great, especially as we’re still trying to figuring out this whole physical-distancing thing. It’s really hard, not seeing all our friends.
But hey, this too, shall pass🙋♀️
One thing that you CAN keep doing is making healthy snacks and simple meals for your busy family so that you can ditch the diets for good and get healthy for life.
I hope you make these Simple Haddock Quesadillas and decide to add them to your weeknight rotation.
If you do make these Simple Haddock Quesadillas, please rate and comment below. I love hearing from you🙋♀️
PS. Are you lookin’ for other healthy meals for a busy weeknight?
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Simple Haddock Quesadillas
- 4 Haddock fish fillets Cod works too. When using frozen fillets, thaw and pat them down with paper towel to remove excess water
- 1 egg beaten
- ½ cup Bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil
- 8 Corn or whole wheat tortillas 8 inch
- 1 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
- 1 Medium yellow pepper chopped in thin strips
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 Avocado smashed
- 3 green onions chopped
- 1/2 cup Cilantro roughly chopped
- Salsa and/or sour cream for serving
- 2 limes, cut into wedges
- Beat the egg in a small bowl. In a shallow Tupperware container or large plate, combine the beaten egg with ~2 Tbsp of water to make a simple egg wash.
- On another large plate, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper.
- One filet at a time, dip fish fillets in egg wash and then in bread crumb mixture to coat all over.
- Heat 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil in a non stick pan on medium heat.
- Add fish to hot pan and let brown on each side (about 6-8 minutes each side). Fish should be opaque white in the centre. If using thicker pieces of fish, cover pan with a lid and let cook longer to cook through. Remove fish from pan.
- Place one tortilla in the heated non-stick pan and turn down heat a bit to low-medium.
- Spread layer of fish, shredded cheese, tomatoes, green onions, and peppers on one-half of the tortilla.
- Fold the tortilla over and cook for a few minutes on low-medium heat.
- Heat for a few more minutes. Check if cheese has melted by carefully lifting one side of the tortilla. Once cheese is melted and tortillas are toasted, slide onto a platter and cut into triangles.
- Serve with lime wedges, smashed avocado, cilantro and salsa or chipotle sauce.