I had a rummage in my freezer yesterday. It was prompted by my need to cook a dinner for guests and being inspired by @sourcecookeat on
twitter to opt for sea bass baked in ginger, lime and chilli. You can see his blog about the majestic sea bass and some cooking ideas here.
Anyway, I found quite a few containers with various fish in and have decided I’m going to use them up on a fish eating week. So I thought it might be fun to see if you can help me with some fish recipes. The fish I have available are:
Plaice fillets, Pollock, Haddock, Mackerel Fillets, Salmon fillets, Tuna
.. so if you have any recommendations or ideas, particularly for quick recipes, please let me know. In the meantime, I’ll share one of my favourite easy fish recipes with you. It’s quite tangy and salty, very quick to prepare and you can use any meaty white fish:
For the fish:
4 pieces of any meaty white fish like cod, haddock, pollock etc.
3 tablespoons plain flow, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
For the sauce:
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
3 tablespoons fruity olive oil
1 desertspoon grain mustard
1 tablespoon drained capers
Juice of 3 limes
Up to 1 tin of anchovies, finely chopped
Freshly milled black pepper.
Wash and pat dry the fish and then coat it in the seasoned flour. Fry the fish on a medium heat in the olive oil for 5 minutes each side. Meanwhile, mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. As a note, you can play around with the mix of ingredients, varying the lime, anchovies and olive oil to taste in particular. I love it really tangy and salty, so the mix above works well, but you might want to tone down some of the flavours. When the fish is nicely browned and almost cooked, put the sauce in the pan and warm through for a couple of minutes. That’s it! ready to serve with some lovely new potatoes and green veg.