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Wish there was a super easy, healthy and delicious fish dish for kids?
I’ve got your back. I have it for you!
You will love this recipe because
1. You don’t need to measure
2. Super Easy and Fast
3. Delicious !
Let’s make this crispy & tasty Tomato Mackerel Quesadilla!
Simply perfect for weekend lunch, or lunch box!
How to make Tomato Mackerel Quesadilla in 5 minutes
1 flying pan
Ingredients you need
– 1 Tortilla
– Tomato Mackerel
– Mozzarella / Pizza cheese
– Cooking Oil (olive or Corn/ Rapseed)
How to Make Tomato Mackerel
Step 1. Re-heat a pan, put some oil (olive or corn / rapeseed oil is ok)
Step 2. Place a tortilla. We use HALF of the tortilla area to put ingredients.
Sprinkle cheese first and then Fish, and Cheese on top.
Step 3. Let it cook a bit until cheese melts – then fold the tortilla, then flip.
Step 4. Cook the other side, until cheese melts.
DONE!!!! Can’t be easier than this…. takes only 5 minutes.
Slice it like pizza and serve. 😍
Tips and Ideas
– As you know, cheese works as “glue”; so be sure you sprinkle it enough to help stick together.
– BE CAREFUL not to burn tortillas! Keep en eye on while cooking. (from my experience 😅)
IF you can’t find Tomato Mackerel
If you can’t find Tomato Mackerel, I suppose you can try with Canned Tuna or Cooked salmon, or cod fish.
Give a style – decorating lunch with small tricks
Here is the quick decoration I did for Z’s lunch on a weekend.
Adding vivid colored food is the key – yups, vegetables!
Cut out with shapes. Nicely lay them out.
I usually serve it with milk.
Tomato Mackerel Story in Denmark
I am not sure if I see Canned Tomato Mackerel when I lived in America, are they commonly eaten? Not sure.. 🤭
But Tomato Mackerel is very popular in Scandinavia – at least in Denmark!
In Denmark people put it on top of rybread; they spread butter then fish.
Believe it or not, ironically fish is very expensive in Denmark, even though this country is surrounded by ocean.
So as an alternative method, to save money and because of easy access – I eat Tomato Mackerel quite often.
It’s tomato base, depends on brands they can be a bit sour.
I also noticed that some are spicy flavor that are sold in America. I don’t think kids will like spicy, so be sure to buy none-spicy ones.
Are you looking for No-Meat Lunch inspirations?
If you like sushi… do you want to try for bento lunch box for kids? or you?
If so, you don’t need to put raw fish, but something different – if you interested, check out this post
Hope you enjoy today’s post!