I don’t know about you, but I like to have fish as part of my diet. I was born and raised on a seaside town and we would eat fish very regularly. For a long time during my life abroad, it wasn’t so easy to include fish in my cooking. Mainly because fresh fish wasn’t available or too expensive. But now, living again near the sea, and with more approachable prices, I started being able to eat fish more often again.
My problem, is trying to find different ways of cooking fish. My favourite will always be grilled fish. And I mean the real thing, whole fish grilled on a charcoal BBQ. But that is not always possible, at least during the week, after a long day at work. So I use the oven or the electrical grill a lot. I also have another problem: my boyfriend doesn’t deal very well with eating fish with bones so I end up having to cook filleted fish.
Although I have my favourite fish dishes, sometimes I really feel like coming up with something different. This time I had some frozen hake fillets in the freezer so I thought “Why not trying to make meatballs with it and call it fishballs?” 🙂 And so I came up with this recipe for fishballs with tomato sauce