Fragrant Fish

Sometimes it’s so easy to become stuck in a rut with food and ideas for meals.  A new season in the year makes me want certain foods and they are welcomed with open arms.  Then as the season progresses and eventually draws to a close those food and meal ideas seem off.  Not so appealing at all.  Perhaps because of the changing temperatures or weather?  Perhaps because the same types of meals have been prepared over and over?

Recently I decided to have a go with fish.  My diet does not include much fish really, it should feature more.  Then again, smoked salmon is a frequent feature because I’m convinced it’s so good for dry skin and a healthy cardiovascular system.  I had some frozen haddock pieces and prepared them using an idea that I’ve often seen but never tasted or prepared.

Fish n Sauce(Serves 1)

1 white fish fillet, skinned(I used haddock)

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon capers, roughly chopped

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Salt & fresh black pepper

Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat.  Add the capers and cook for 1 minute, with a lid on the pan, stir to heat through thoroughly.

Add the fish fillet to the pan – top-side down – and fry in the butter for 3 minutes(lid on pan).  Grind over some black pepper, then flip the fish and fry the other side for approx 4 minutes.  Check the fish is cooked through before serving.  Squeeze the lemon juice into the pan, add a tiny amount of salt, and mix all of the juices and capers together.  Serve and enjoy!

Capers and fresh lemon.

Bubbling in the pan.

Served over a bed of buttered kale.

Fish with lemon is so good.  The capers have a fragrant flavour – it could almost be over-powering so I didn’t use too many capers to help the balance.  The whole sauce is lemony and buttery, none of the flavours overwhelm the delicate fish.  The splash of green is beautiful, healthful and feels very virtuous!  A wonderful hot meal, light and quick and easy to prepare.

I feel another fish dish coming soon…

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