Do you like to go fishing? Do you like to eat fish? Celebrate spring days ahead by helping an older person prepare these fishy, fruity recipes.

Baked Spring Catch

6 fish filets, 3/4″ (2 cm) thick

1/3 cup melted butter or margarine

3 tablespoons lemon juice

3/4 teaspoon salt

dill weed to taste

  1. 1.

    If frozen, thaw the fish filets. Wash them well and place in a baking dish.

  2. 2.

    Combine the butter, lemon juice, and salt, and pour the mixture evenly over the filets. Sprinkle with dill weed.

  3. 3.

    Bake uncovered at 350°F (175°C) for 15–20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Serve with Spicy Mango Sauce (below).

Spicy Mango Sauce

1 mango, peeled and diced

1 small peach or nectarine, peeled and diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 small can (4.5 ounces/128 grams) chopped green chiles, drained

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1 tablespoon lime juice

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro

Combine the ingredients and refrigerate covered for 8 hours. Serve over fish, poultry, or tortilla chips.

Cinnamon Fruit Snack

2 medium apples, cored and sliced

2 medium oranges, peeled and separated

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1 cup water

cinnamon to taste

Combine the water and pineapple juice. Dip each fruit slice in the juice mixture before arranging in a circle on a plate. Sprinkle fruit with cinnamon.

[illustration] Illustrated by Julie F. Young