Two childhood classics – fish fingers and green peas – find their rightful place at the dinner table for eaters of all ages to enjoy in this healthy weeknight meal. Called “the hot dog of the ocean” by historian Joseph Peterson, the fish stick was first manufactured by Massachusetts seafood company Gorton’s in 1953. It quickly gained popularity as a tasty and effortless family meal for wary Americans. to cook fresh fish at home. The key to flavorful homemade fish fingers is to season them well every step of the way. Here, turmeric provides the nostalgic yellow hue and adds a warm, earthy flavor to meaty cod fillets (or any firm white fish). The accompanying peas get a lift from tangy lemon zest and fresh mint, and red pepper flakes provide just enough heat to perk up your taste buds and plates. Serve with tartar sauce for dipping and lemon wedges.