Thursday, 7 April 2011

The price of fish.........................

"All I said was that piece of halibut was good enough for Jehovah" cool Python quote!

Yesterday I bought some halibut to try a new recipe, and was bleating about the price of fish all afternoon.  Was going to get 2 but it was £13, so settled on 1 piece for £6.  I grumbled all the way home, and then continued tweeting about it - miserable tightwad that I am.

HOWEVER!!!!!!!  My goodness it was beautiful, the texture was amazing, and even though I covered it with spices, the flavour combined with the texture was out of this world!

If you ever come into some money therefore, do feel free to try the following ;)

Serves 4, I easily halved!

4 halibut steaks
juice of a lemon
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried tarragon
2 tbsp olive oil
Flour for dusting
300ml fish stock
2 red chillies seeded and finely chopped (remember wash hands straight away)
2 tbsp chopped coriander

Mix together the lemon juice, garlic, paprika, cumin and tarragon and spoon over the fish.  Cover loosely with cling film and marinate for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan.  Dust the fish with flour, then fry for a few minutes on each side, until golden brown all over.

Pour the fish stock around the fish, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, until fish cooked through.

Add the chopped chillies and a tablespoon of coriander to the pan.  Simmer for a further 5 minutes.

Transfer to plates and serve.  We had ours with a caesar salad, yummy!

Enjoy, and worry about the overdraft tomorrow ;)

Annie x