Fish Trial: Success!
Of the eight most common allergens, Joseph reacts to three (milk, wheat, & soy). I suspect he reacts to two more (peanuts and tree nuts). I question another (eggs – fine in baked goods, but seem to give hives when eaten scrambled). The other two (fish and shellfish) I was cautious to introduce, due to the number of other allergies he has.
Then I recently discovered Ian’s Fish Sticks in my local FredMeyer store. They are free of ALL the top 8 allergens except for fish. So, I decided I would use them to test how Joseph handles fish. This week, I gave him two fish sticks a day for four days, and he’s had no reactions!
I am so glad to have another thing to put on Joseph’s safe list! I don’t cook fish very often, but I’m glad I don’t have to avoid it in our home. Joseph liked the fish sticks too – every time he finished his two fish sticks, he asked for more (which I didn’t give him, since I was worried about any possible reactions). I’m excited to introduce him to salmon the next time we have it. That’s definitely my favorite fish, and I have lots of recipes for tasty marinades and toppings with it.
Also, this means I can use fish sauce to substitute for soy sauce. And I can use (the expensive brands of) Worcestershire sauce. Hooray for flavor!