Saturday, June 30, 2007

Cat and fish

Apart from a horrid trip to the vet today for some vaccinations (the vet said our cat had a "short fuse", haha, that pretty much sums it up - they had to take him out of the room for a blood sample, hissing, yowling and growling, it took three people to hold him down) there's not much going on today - it's been raining like crazy!

Yesterday I made a homemade version of the German store-bought frozen fish staple, "Schlemmerfilet à la Bordelaise" (oven baked fish with a garlic-onion-parsley crust). Something every German child grows up with (besides fishsticks). Delicious!

300 g pollock (I used 4 tilapia filets) (thawed or still frozen, if frozen, add a couple minutes to cooking time), 1 tblsp thyme (I used 1/2 tsp dried), 3 tblsp chopped parsley, 1 clove of garlic, 1 small onion, 30 g (2 scant tblsp) breadcrumbs, butter, olive oil, salt, lemon juice.

Peel and finely dice onion and garlic, cook in butter over medium heat until translucent. Mix with herbs, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.

Place fish into oiled baking dish. Press the breadcrumb mix on top of the fish. Bake at 350F for 10-12 mins (longer if fish was frozen). Turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes till the crust is nicely golden brown. Sprinkle with lemon juice - done!
This goes well with either boiled or mashed potatoes or with rice.

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