Showing posts with label fish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fish. Show all posts

Monday, 30 June 2014

Baked fish

Last phase two meal this round.  What a way to finish!! I am not a huge fish eater so really struggle trying to eat it more often.  
This was just delicious!

I had ratatouille the night before and had some leftovers. I just topped up the zucchini by making some chips for myself.  This was a great way to cook fish, especially when you are not able to use oil etc for frying.

1c zucchini sliced
1/2 onion cut into thin strips
2 cloves garlic
1/2c tomato puree
1/2tsp basil and oregano
100gr white fish fillet, I used blue grenadier

Saute (in a tbs water) onion, garlic, herbs until tender then add zucchini and saute until they gain a bit of colour.  Add tomato and simmer for about 30min until zucchini is cooked and sauce has reduced.  I use my home made tomato puree that is a bit runnier than tinned tomato so I like to let it reduce quite a bit for the flavours to intensify.  Season with S&P.
In a small baking dish place your fish fillet and season with S&P again then top with ratatouille.
Place in a 200c oven and bake for 20-30 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish.  If the fish comes apart easily and is white in the middle rather than opaque it is done!
I found this a complete meal but you could add a salad or serve on a bed of spinach if you wanted a little more.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Fish tacos

I am not a big fish eater, which is strange as I quite like it.  I think growing up with a dad who was a fisherman on the east coast of Tasmania has seen me become a bit of a fish snob.   I am very fussy and am hard pressed to find fish that is high enough quality for my liking LOL   However, I will drop my standards occasionally and buy some at the fish shop for our dinner,  this recipe used blue eye trevalla but you could use any white fish that is fairly firm.

100gr fish
1cup celery
whole lettuce leaves
handful of spinach leaves
sliced tomato
1/2tsp chilli
1/2tsp paprika
1/2tsp cumin
1/2tsp oregano

Cut fish into strips and place in a plastic bag with the herbs and spices.  Shake gently to ensure fish is completely covered.   In a fry pan fry the fish on a hot temperature in a tiny bit of water until it turns white and will break apart easily.  Serve in lettuce cups with tomato and celery.
You could also serve with zucchini chips or any allowed veg you want really.  I like to throw a handful of spinach in most of my meals as they are so nutrient dense.