Friday, 10 January 2014

Fish and chips

Fish and chips - yes - but spicy fish, roasted potatoes and lovely green veg - absolutely delicious, and very very good for us.  AND, used up some lettuce from the veg box to very good effect.

Olive oil
6 potatoes
1 leek
white wine
fish fillets (pollock in this case, cooked from frozen)
spicy seasoning (blackenned cajun, could be any number of other mixes)
frozen peas
little gem lettuce

Start with the potatoes - they will take an hour an a half, start to finish, the veg will take 20 minutes and the fish about 15.  Either the fish or the beg can be held in the oven for a few minutes without ruining - but not for too long.

1.  Wash potatoes and chop into bite sized pieces - skin on for my preference, but it does depend what they are like.  Boil in salted water for 5ish minutes.  Meanwhile have a roasting tray in the oven at 180, heating up a couple of tbsp of olive oil.
2.  Drain potatoes, toss in the hot oil and roast for an hour.
3.  30 minutes later, start thinking about the rest of it - chop and wash the leek, sweat down in olive oil.
4.  Fry fish in olive oil, seasoning with your chosen mix - I fried from frozen, so gently and for about 10 minutes.
4.  When leeks are soft, add garlic and a glass of white wine, simmer for a few minutes.
5.  5 minutes before serving add a cup of frozen peas and wedges of little gem lettuce.

Yum.  That is all.  Much better than heading to the chippy - and cheaper, I think.  I estimate - fish £1.50, veg £1 .. other bits £1.50 max (including (optional) wine) £2 each - and there are some potatoes left for breakfast... can't wait!

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