Can someone explain why it would be bad to use cornmeal to make a coating for baked or fried fish? Especially if this would help make fish more palatable to family resulting in more fish meals?? No other grains and no seed oils are being consumed.
Corn is bad, cornmeal (treated with caustics for grinding) especially so. That being said, if your family goal is "no gluten" then read your labels. Personally, I've started using coconut flour to make fried chicken nuggets for my 6-year-old. Haven't tried it with fish yet.
Corn is a grain, and grain isn't Paleo. But it is gluten free, so it's better than wheat.
If you do use corn, make sure it's organic or it will be GMO. Also buy cornmeal in a package, in the bins the grain can be rancid.
Here is a good alternative for pan frying, with coconut that my kids and husband love (they don't eat paleo): http://eatfatlosefatblog.com/2011/04/how-to-pan-fry-the-grain-free-way/