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8.11.16

Pisces or "Two Fish Dishes"

       My zodiac sign is Pisces, two fish swimming against each other, and I am very indecisive. I've started teaching an evening cookery class for adults, very different to taking children's classes. I'm being pulled by these two different classes, but I am getting there. This week the adults are making these fish dishes, they are quick and do not need much added to them, perhaps a salad or more vegetables cooked quickly while they bake.


Gremolata Crumbed Hake

Gremolata Crumbed Fish With Roast Tomatoes

      I freeze the heels of the bread and they make great breadcrumbs whizzed up in the Magimix, you can even add the garlic and parsley while making the breadcrumbs to save time.

Per person

handful of breadcrumbs
1tsp of grated lemon zest
½ a clove of garlic very finely chopped
2tbs of chopped parsley
squeeze of lemon juice
salt and pepper
1tsp olive oil
1 portion of white fish, hake, whiting, cod or haddock 
6-8 cherry tomatoes

Heat the oven to GM7, 220 ̊C and line a baking dish or tin with baking parchment.  
      Mix together the breadcrumbs, lemon zest, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  

      Place the fish on the parchment skin side down and cover the top of each fillet with a layer of the breadcrumb mix. 
      Dribble the olive oil over each one and add the tomatoes around them. 
      Bake in the hot oven for about 20-25 minutes, more if the fillets are very thick. Serve with a wedge of lemon. 


Soy Ginger Salmon


Soy Ginger Salmon 

      This is a cheats version of "teriyaki" dish without the sugar, soy sauce, ginger and scallions are staples in my larder. By the time the oven has heated up the topping is mixed and while it is in the oven I steam some asparagus or sauté some spinach with more ginger and some garlic. All done in under half an hour.

Per person

1 portion of salmon
2tsp soy sauce
thin slice of ginger chopped
chilli, a few slices or a some dried chilli flakes optional
1 scallion sliced
a squeeze of lime juice
pepper and salt

Heat the oven to GM7, 220 ̊C and line a baking dish or tin with baking parchment.
      
      Place the salmon onto the baking parchment, skin side down.
      Mix together the soy sauce, ginger, chilli, scallion, lime juice, a pinch of salt and some pepper, spoon this mix over the salmon on the parchment. 
       Bake in the hot oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve with a wedge of lime. Steamed asparagus or some wilted spinach is perfect with this.