• Tag Archives fish
  • Chili Cod Fillets

    Sustainable fish…latest thing…actually it’s the tastiest thing. We got a lovely BIG piece of sustainable cod from Costco. Atlantic line caught no less. Now I can’t imagine that there’s a bunch of little men sitting with fishing poles catching cod one by one but I’m guessing it’s something ethically better than whatever the other way of catching cod is!

    Moving swiftly on….the other half is a bit picky when it comes to eating…but he’s way braver than he has been and much more willing to try things so I found a recipe for cod fillets that didn’t look too scary! Plus it’s quick and easy…two of my favorite words when it comes to cooking!

    2 cod fillets about 200g each
    1t chili powder
    1/2 mixed herbs
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    30g butter
    1/2t cumin
    1 lime…juiced

    Pre heat the oven to 200C. Get a pan….pop the cod into the pan. Mix together the chili powder, mixed herbs and salt. Dust the top with the spice mixture. pop in the oven for about 7 minutes…depends on the thickness of the filet….fish is done when it’s opaque. Meanwhile while the fish is cooking melt the butter in a small pan and add the cumin and lime. when the cod is cooked place onto a plate and drizzle with the butter mixture. Easy peasy lemon (lime really) squeezy! I had the pan in the oven already with some cherry tomatoes, sliced courgettes and par boiled baby new potatoes. I drizzled them in oil and seasoning and precooked them for about 20 minutes before popping the cod on to the tray. Enjoy…gotta love one tray/pan/pot meals!

    Chili Cod compressed

  • Masterchef Inspired Pan Fried Sea Bass

    Ok, new series of Masterchef UK..always gets my creative juices going to try cooking something new. Now never having cooked sea bass I thought I must give it a try…and it does sound posh!

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    This was made for one…me!

    1 fillet of sea bass…skin on
    25g butter 1T olive oil

    Heat pan to high. Put in the olive oil, let it warm up, then the butter.

    Season the fillet on both sides and score the skin side, not too deeply though.

    Once the butter is melted place the fillet skin side down and cook until the skin is crispy and the fillet has gone opaque about 2/3 of the way up.

    Flip it over and finish cooking…it is pretty quick 2-3 minutes each side. The fish is done when it flakes easily.

    I served mine with oven roasted balsamic veg. To make the oven roasted veg I cubed a sweet potato, some sweet mama squash, a courgette and a red onion. Popped them in a casserole dish, tossed in some salt and pepper and a couple of glugs of olive oil and pomegranate balsamic vinegar and baked at 180c until the veg were soft! It was a fairly quick easy meal that was tasty and healthy!