For the past two days I’ve had a stomach bug and have been banished from food preparation and the kitchen. 😦 Luckily I’m feeling human again (kind of) and I’m back to cooking and blogging about food.
Tonight we nipped to the supermarket to replenish our empty cupboards. Usually we don’t buy fish, mainly because fish such as salmon and cod can be so darn expensive. We both know we should try and eat fish every week for omega oils – but we shop on a strict budget. Breaking the trend we went to the fish counter and had a chat with the fish monger… we asked him for something cheap and he recommended pouting fillet at £1.17 for two filets of fish – BARGAIN!
I cooked my pouting fillet in the oven in a foil wrap. It’s so simple and easy to prepare. Here’s the recipe. You’ll need:
Juice of half a lemon
1 crushed garlic clove
Pinch of salt
Tspn of oil
Half tspn of oregano
Fillets of pouting fillet
- Mix up the flavourings in a bowl in any order you wish and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes to let the flavour of the garlic develop.
- Place your fillets on a square of foil and fold up around the fish to ensure the juice doesn’t seep out. Pour in your mixture and close the foil at the top to ensure the fish is fully covered.
- Cook in the oven at 190 degree for 15 mins. Serve and enjoy!
I served mine with pasta and pesto, applewood cheese and some caramelised chutney. Even though I only managed a few mouthfuls, Dan nodded lots as he ate and cleared my plate – always a sign of a good meal.
I served mine with pasta and pesto, applewood cheese and a spoonful of chutney. Even though I only managed a few mouthfuls, Dan nodded in approval as he tucked in and emptied my plate for me, which is always a good sign! He wants me to cook it again.
Hayley Jayne xx