7 delicious family fish dinners you can make with Birds Eye
From a classic fish finger sandwich to tangy fish tacos, here are just a few ways you can transform Birds Eye’s much-loved creations into easy midweek meals
For generations, Captain Birds Eye has gone above and beyond to bring only the finest fish to your table. Whether you prefer yours battered, breaded or chargrilled, the Birds Eye range is packed with versatile products that are ideal for cooking up simple, flavour-packed dinners the whole family will love.
Now, The Captain™ is inviting you to share your favourite fish finger recipe for a chance to earn his approval and get your hands on a fantastic Birds Eye party hamper. If you win, you’ll receive a treasure chest packed with nautical goodies, so you and your family can throw the ultimate Captain Birds Eye party at home. This includes sailor hats, recipe ideas, decorations, a £350 Tesco voucher and your official ‘Stamp of Approval’ Captain’s badge!
Need a bit of fin-spiration before you enter? We asked MadeForMums families to tell us which Birds Eye fish-based meals they would serve to Captain Birds Eye if he joined them for dinner. Here are a few of our favourites…
Fish finger pie
“If Captain Birds Eye came to eat with my family, I would make him a fabulous Birds Eye fish finger pie,” says Wendybiv. “I'd start by layering a baking dish with chopped boiled eggs, Birds Eye fish fingers and spinach, then I’d add another layer of fish fingers, followed by homemade cheese sauce and a layer of puff pastry. To finish, I'd decorate it with sea-themed pastry shapes, coat it with egg wash and bake it in the oven. Delicious!”
Fish and chips
martina.ritz35962 says: “If Captain Birds Eye was coming round our house, I’d serve him Birds Eye Fish Fillets in Breadcrumbs, accompanied by a minted pea purée, sweet potato wedges seasoned with smoked paprika and a zesty lemon and caper aioli. It’s a modern twist on the classic fish and chips!”
Fish finger curry
arianah2014 writes: “I would make Captain Birds Eye an Indian-inspired fish finger curry, using Birds Eye’s Chunky Fish Fingers. I’d serve this with pilau rice, homemade naan, creamy raita and mango lassi – yum! This is a very unique family meal, so I’m sure he would enjoy it.”
“If I were to prepare an unforgettable dinner for Captain Birds Eye,” says lockesimon90204, “I'd present a delectable array of fish tacos, featuring flaky white Birds Eye Fish Chargrills seasoned with zesty spices, and nestled in warm, soft tortillas. To accompany these taco treasures, I’d serve a vibrant, refreshing mango and avocado salsa for a tropical twist with every bite, and a colourful side dish of grilled corn on the cob, slathered with lime and chilli butter.”
Fish finger lasagne
“My daughter loves what we call a fish pie lasagne,” Hannahbjm21 explains, “so that’s what we’d serve for Captain Birds Eye. It’s a layer of Birds Eye fish fingers, followed by pasta, cheesy sauce, another layer of pasta, broccoli and peas, then more cheesy sauce and breadcrumbs on the top. It's actually so delicious!”
Fish finger sandwich
REBECCA CLEARY writes: “I’d make an amazing Birds Eye fish finger sandwich with thick white bread, lots of butter, ketchup and mushy peas. I use quick soak or frozen mushy peas, as you can get a lovely thick texture. Then you just season them to perfection, top with another slice of bread and you’ve got a winning meal! I’m sure Captain Birds Eye would love it.”
“We would certainly have fun cooking up a storm in our kitchen for Captain Birds Eye,” says Sue Stoddart. “I think he’d enjoy a traybake, made with Birds Eye Sun-Ripened Tomato & Basil Fish Chargrills, Tenderstem broccoli, cherry tomatoes and some homemade tartar sauce – served with his favourite tipple!”
Think you can impress Captain Birds Eye? Share your favourite fish finger recipe and you could win a Birds Eye party hamper!
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