Today I’m recovering from yesterday’s adrenaline adventure up Ingleborough. Feeling battered and bruised, I made it through an eventful day in the office, before a food shop and then home.
If we’re struggling to fit everything in, we’ll often head to Morrisons to do our food shop. We’re really busy at the moment so we squeezed our bi-weekly shop into the start of our week (as much as I wanted to come home and go straight to bed to nurse my sore limbs).
A few visits ago we bought some pouting fillet from the fish counter and really enjoyed it. We headed over to the fish counter once again and as usual, asked the fishmonger to recommend something for us to try. Tonight he offered up some Coley fish – £2.13 for enough fish for two. Not bad for supermarket prices.
I cooked them with lemon, garlic, herbs and button mushrooms, on top of some lemon and courgette spaghetti. We got in at 8, so we needed something speedy. This tea took us 20 minutes from start to finish and tasted delicious – I’d definitely recommend it.
Two fillets of coley
A few glugs of oil
Two garlic cloves
One courgette, grated
A handful of green pitted olives
- To flavour your fish – in a pestle and motar, add a big glug of oil, one clove of crushed garlic, a big pinch of parsley, a big pinch of oregano, salt and pepper. Mix and crush, then add the juice of half a lemon. Wrap your fillet of fish in foil, making sure it is well sealed around the edges, pour in your mixture and make sure your fish is well covered. Chop your button mushrooms and place on top of your fish. Cook in the oven at 180 for 10-12 minutes.
- Whilst this is cooking, put your spaghetti on to cook and make up the same mixture as above, using a few more glugs of oil. Cut your olives into quarters, add your grated courgette and mix well.
- Drain your spaghetti off quickly (making sure it’s not to dry), put it back in the pan over a low heat and add in your lemon and courgette mixture.
- When warmed through, plate up and serve your lemon coley fillet on top.
- It’s as easy as that! Enjoy.
What’s your favourite way to eat coley fillet? If you can think of a new fish we could try, let me know!
Hayley Jayne xx