Fish Cat Food Recipes
If our girls could tell us what kind of food was their favorite, I'm sure if would be fish cat food. They seem to have a particular fondness for salmon and tuna.
While canned tunafish should never be used as your cat's sole source of nutrition, there are a number of fish cat food recipes here that use tunafish and other fish that can typically be found in most supermarkets. Using fish in cat food recipes shouldn't be a problem as long as you adhere to the same safe food handling procedures that would you use with your own food. Never forget that if it's not good enough for you to eat, you shouldn't feed it to your furry babies either.
While every fish cat food recipe includes at least one type of fish, several also include liver for a bit of added flavor and protein.
Fish Cat Food Recipes with Tuna
1/3 cup white rice
1 tbl margarine or low-fat spread
3oz canned tuna or smoked mackerel, skinned and boned
1/2 hard-boiled egg, shelled and finely chopped
yolk of 1 egg
1/2 tbl pouring cream
Cook and drain the rice.
While the rice is cooking, gently fry the chopped tomato in the margarine until soft. Add the fish and the egg and continue cooking, stirring all the time with a wooden spoon.
Mix the rice, still over the heat, and stir everything seems steamy hot. Blend in the egg yolk, then the cream. After a last few stirs, tip onto a plate and allow to cool before serving to your cat.
FABULOUS KITTY FISHBALLS
3 baby carrots, cooked until soft
16 oz canned tuna in olive oil, drained
2 oz cooked herring, skin removed
2 tbl whole grain bread crumbs or oatmeal
2-3 tbl grated cheese
2 tsp brewer's yeast
Several pinches of chopped catnip
1 egg, beaten
2 tbl tomato paste (not ketchup)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mash the carrots with the fish, bread crumbs or oatmeal, cheese, brewer's yeast, catnip, egg and tomato paste to an even paste. Mold into small balls and put on a greased baking tray.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, checking frequently: the fish balls should be golden brown and feel firm. Cool thoroughly before giving to your kitty.
Fish Cat Food Recipe with Trout
CRISPY TROUT DINNER FOR CATS
1 egg yolk
1 small trout fillet
3 tbl oatmeal
1 tbl vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Beat the egg, dip the fish in it, and then coat it with oatmeal. Put the oil in a small baking pan and lay the fillet in it, turning it over once or twice. Bake for 15 minutes, turn over and bake for 15 minutes more. Remove the fish to a dish, allow to cool. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
Serving suggestion: if it looks a little dry, add a dash of cream for a special treat for your cat.
Fish Cat Food Recipe with Mackerel
2 slices of unsmoked bacon, broiled
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 tsp soy sauce, Worcestershire or fish sauce
1 fresh mackerel, headed, tailed, cleaned and scaled
Chop the bacon up small and mix with the rice, adding the sauce in dashes as you go.
Broil the mackerel on both sides until crispy brown. Allow to cool, then split it along the stomach and gently open it out. Bone, working from the head to tail. Fill with the rice and bacon mixture, close over the sides of the mackerel and serve a feast to your cat.
Fish Cat Food with Sardines
KITTY HEAVEN (SARDINES AND RICE)
2 cups flat cans of sardines in oil
2/3 cup cooked rice
1 tbs liver
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
Combine all ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon to break up sardines into bite-sized pieces.
Store unused portion in refrigerator, tightly covered. Be sure to let the food warm up before serving to your cat.
SARDINE SOUP FOR CATS
2 canned sardines
pat of butter
1 cup water
few stalks of watercress
fish sauce (optional)
Put the sardines and the pat of butter into a heavy-based frying-pan and place on a medium heat. As the pan warms and the butter melts, mash the sardines into it.
When the butter has completely melted, pour in the water and stir as it comes to a boil.
Thoroughly shred the watercress and toss into the pan. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool.
Puree, add a dash of fish sauce and let your cat dive in.
Kippers for Kitties
4 oz cooked kipper
1 cup leftover cooked root vegetables
a little milk
1/2 cup grated cheese
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Mash together the fish and vegetables. Put the mixture into an oiled baking pan.
Beat the eggs, milk and cheese together, and pour on top of the fish mixture.
Bake for about 20 minutes, until the outside is firm but the inside is reasonably soft. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving to your fabulous feline.
Salmon Cat Food Recipes
SALMON MOUSE MOUSSE
4 oz cooked salmon, skin and bones removed
1/2 cup skimmed milk
1 tbl margarine, softened or low fat spread, creamed
1 drop red food coloring
several cooked, shelled shrimp
up to 1/2 cup prepared gelatin
Mash the cooked salmon and gradually add the milk; alternatively put the cooked salmon and the milk in a blender or food processor and process until creamy.
Stir in the margarine or low-fat spread, add the food coloring, and beat vigorously until stiff. Put in a glass bowl or a mold so that the mixture fills it by three-quarters.
Chill for 20 minutes, then decorate with the cooked shrimp, and pour on just enough heated gelatin to cover them. Once this layer has set, add further gelatin to taste and leave for an hour in a cool place or the fridge.
To serve, turn the mousse out onto a plate and divide into portions of a size suitable for your cat.
Lightly scramble an egg beaten with a tablespoon of milk, and stir in slivers of smoked salmon. Allow to cool before serving to your cat.