One of the great things about fishing is coming home and cooking up your catch.
I love to play in the kitchen and try new things but sometimes its good to refer to the cooking masters. Mark, one of our regular customers, recently recommended a Jamie Oliver recipe – Asian fish with miso noodles and crunchy veg.
I’m a fan of Jamie’s and I have tried this recipe – well, a portion of this recipe – myself, and it’s pretty tasty. Although, I have to admit I gave the vegetable dish a miss and replaced it with a simple salad.
This recipe calls for 300 grams of skinned and pin-boned salmon and 300 grams of white fish fillet, also with the skin and bones removed.
We don’t catch salmon in Sunshine Coast waters, so you’ll have to buy some from your fish supplier but snapper and pearl perch are both excellent choices for the white fish.
You’ll also need sesame oil, sesame seeds, lime, honey and fresh coriander for this dish.
Dry the fish lightly with paper towel or a tea towel and cut into strips about one centimetre thick. Lightly coat a baking dish with sesame oil and scatter the fish around the dish. One of the things I love about Jamie’s 15 Minute recipes is his rustic approach to presentation.
Once that’s done lightly rub some more sesame oil into the fish.
Then season the fish with salt and pepper and scatter about a tablespoon of sesame seeds over it. Grate the zest of a lime and sprinkle that over the top along with the juice of half the lime. Drizzle some honey over the top.
Bake it at 200 degrees for about seven minutes or until the fish is cooked. Then sprinkle the fish with the fresh coriander. Coriander has a dominant flavour so use as much as you are comfortable with.
We tried this dish and we loved it. It’s really easy and pretty quick to prepare and cook.
We Australianised the dish with a coleslaw, and added some crunchy noodles for texture. You can make any salad you like to go with this.
You’ll find the full recipe along with the crunchy veg dish in Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals, which you can pick up at most bookstores. Or you can check out Jamie’s website for more inspiration: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fish-recipes.
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