As someone who absolutely loves all things food you may be surprised to learn that I don’t really eat fish or other seafood.
Sure I eat tuna and cod but that’s about it.
I know fish is really good for you and what’s more I LOVE the ideas behind most seafood recipes. When we go on holiday the fish dishes are always the best to look at.. So fresh.
We went to The Gambia a few years ago and every day we ate fish. Mostly a mild local fish called Ladyfish. It was even served with the head on. We ate this. Mainly because we had no choice. We were working as volunteers and the chef who was a local villager just cooked whatever they had in abundance which just happened to be fish. I enjoyed it for the most part.
Andrew eating his fish in the style in which the villagers eat..with his hands from a communal bowl on the floor:
I said when I returned that I would start eating more fish but it didn’t happen. Now that I have two children I don’t want to pass on this fussiness to them and so I want to start cooking and eating more fish dishes.
So readers I would love it if you could send me your favourite fish dishes. Initially I would like a mild fishy taste if possible until we get more used to it.
I’m aiming for one fish dish a fortnight. Anyone want to join me?
I’ll be blogging any recipes I create and sharing our thoughts along the way.
Amanda Jaggard says
Oooo I love fish. Lemon sole is quite a nice delicate flavour if you’re just exploring. I usually lay it on a couple of thinly sliced pieces of lemon in some tin foil with a little milk or water and a smudge of black pepper then loosely wrap it and bake in the oven as reduces the fishy smell in the house. It doesn’t take long to flake. Probably around 10 mins but the fishmonger will advise. I also cook salmon fillet this way but top this with a Thai spice crust and serve it with lightly fried garlic and crushed new potatoes. I’d love to griddle the fish and make a nice crispy crumb top to it but I’m not keen on the whole house smelling of fish.
I love king prawn spaghetti or seafood pasta bake too. Delicious.
These sound great Amanda, will definitely try xx