Trying new food is usually an interesting experience! We enjoy tasting new dishes and experimenting in the kitchen – it is enjoyable for the whole family, we have fun putting the ingredients together, then tasting our creations.
As you know, we are New Things Ambassadors, and we have been challenged to try and experience new things together as a family, no matter how big or small. The best memories are created when you try something new, such as visiting somewhere new, playing a new game, trying a new meal.
This month, we visited Legoland for the first time and over the weekend we played a homemade maths memory game. This week we were challenged to try a new food, we’ve already made jam, our Easy Raspberry and Vanilla Jam was a success, so we decided to also try a new savoury dish.
We are trying to introduce more fish in our diet. Although we like fish, we don’t have it often – we usually have beef or chicken instead. Like salmon and sardines, trout is an oily fish, low in saturated fats, high in essential proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D.
We made Fusilli with Smoked Trout in creamy sauce with vegetables, a quick and easy recipe, packed with lots of vegetables and suitable for the whole family. You can visit http://britishtrout.co.uk/ for more information.
- 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
- 1 leek, cut into matchsticks
- 2 celery sticks, cut into matchsticks
- 150ml vegetable stock
- 225g smoked trout fillets, skinned and cut into strips
- 200g cream cheese
- 150ml medium sweet white wine or fish stock
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill or fennel
- 225g long curly fusilli or other dried pasta shapes
- salt and pepper, to taste
- fresh dill, to garnish
- Put the carrot, leek and celery matchsticks into a pan and add the stock. Bring to the boil and cook quickly for 4–5 minutes, until most of the stock has evaporated. Remove from the heat and add the smoked trout.
- Put the cream cheese and wine or fish stock into a pan over a medium heat, and whisk until smooth. Add the dill or fennel and salt and pepper.
- Cook the fusilli in a pan of salted boiling water according to the instructions on the packet. When the pasta is tender, but still firm to the bite, drain it thoroughly, and return it to the pan.
- Add the sauce, toss lightly and transfer to a serving bowl. Top with the cooked vegetables and trout.
- Serve immediately, garnished with the dill sprigs.
If you are looking for new things, CSMA has some lovely suggestions on cheap things to do with kids. It doesn’t need to be complicated and expensive – kids enjoy having fun with virtually anything!
I would love to hear about your #NewThings experiences!
We were sent the ingredients to try the recipe, however the opinions expressed in this blog post are honest and my own.