Friday, 22 November 2013

Cod with chorizo, parmesan and spinach crust

I'm not a great fan of cod, finding it somewhat lacking in flavour but it does have a great texture. This recipe I really enjoyed. Sorry about the lack of measurements but it's got to be in your proportions - not mine ;-)

A couple of nice thick cod steaks.

For the crust:  chorizo, Parmesan, bread crumbs thawed frozen spinach, small knob butter, bit of nice oil. Blitz all together to make a thick paste.

That is about all the prep. Do what you will to accompany it.

I started the cod of in a pan quickly on all sides. Then I added the topping  plus a few very thin slices of chorizo. The topping I found was easier to flatten and shape before putting on the cod but is you do it looser or dryer this won't matter.
Into the oven at 180c fan for as long as it takes to get the internal temperature above 55c

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Mackerel with garlic & paprika

This is a lovely and inexpensive meal.
I used 3 filleted mackerel for 2 people.

3 mackerel       
1/3rd butternut squash      
80 gr cous cous      
1 med red pepper      
1 small red onion    
Cut the butternut squash in approx 1 inch cubes, lightly coat in oil with a splodge of chili sauce. I used Rasta Fire which has pineapple and papaya in it as well as the habenero chilies making a gentle but flavoursome sauce.
Roast for about 35 minutes until soft.

Cover 80 grams of couscous with 145ml of boiling water seasoned with a bit of chicken or veg stock cube. Then mix in with roasted or fried chopped red pepper and red onion.

Crush a garlic clove with salt and pepper, add oil whilst still mixing and about a level teaspoon of paprika. Coat the flesh of the mackerel.

Fry quickly.