Sunday, 25 March 2012

Baked Sea Bass with chilli, fennel and lemon

This is a super simple dish to prepare and cook. Very light, with a salad on the side or any veg! For this dish, I served it with a mushroom and spinach in a cream cheese sauce.

For this you'll need:
  • Sea bass, (cooked whole or head removed)
  • Fennel, thinly sliced,
  • Red chillies, thinly slices,
  • Lemon, thinly sliced,
  • Olive oil,
  • Salt & pepper.

Get the fishmonger to removed the insides of the fish and keep a slit down the middle of the fish. 
Salt & pepper the fish from the inside and outside and add some olive oil. Stuff the fish with as much or as little fennel, chilli and lemon. Make some small slits on the outside of the fish and cut the lemon to fit in the slits.

Oil a baking sheet and place the fish on the oil. Bake in the oven for about 15-20mins or until you see the skin crisping and when tested with a fork, the fish falls off the bone. 

On the side I had some cream in a pot on a low heat. After a few minutes and when the cream is beginning to heat up, add some mushrooms and allow to soften. Once the mushrooms are beginning to soften, add the spinach, salt and pepper. The spinach doesn't need a lot of time to soften, so keep a close eye. Add some grated parmesan and stir through. The sauce it now complete! Serve on the side of the fish! 

This also has rice on the side! 


Friday, 2 March 2012

Cajun Spiced Salmon!!!

I love sea food and would like to experiment with different kinds of sea food dishes but I'm just not that brave, yet.....
This is a very simple and maybe a little safe, but its a start!

For this you'll need:
  • Salmon fillets,
  • Lime juice,
  • Chilli powder,
  • Ground cinnamon,
  • Smoked paprika,
  • Ground coriander,
  • Soft brown sugar.

For the salsa, you'll need:
  • Ripe avocado, peeled and diced,
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered,
  • Spring onions,
  • Lime juice,
  • Olive oil.

Put the salmon fillets in a deep dish, pour over the lime juice and leave to 'cure' for a few minutes.

While waiting for the salmon to cure, mix all the spices together with the sugar on a flat plate or tray. Roll the salmon fillets in the spices so each fillet is completely covered. 

Heat the grill to high, grease a baking sheet and place the salmon fillets on the sheet and place in the grill.  Grill for a few minutes until the salmon is cooked through and the edges are starting to crisp and blacken.

While the salmon is cooking, start preparing the salsa. Mix all the ingredients together adding salt and pepper to taste.

Once the salmon is cooked through, serve with the salsa and some rice!

Happy eating!