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Re: Your best fish recipes!

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Fishpie: My Mothers favourite, now my daughter's favourite:
Use almost any fish - I like white sea fish, but tuna, salmon, smoked fish is also liked. Have also seen it in the UK with scallops and other nasty things added ( which I don't like) and once had a Portugese man borrow my kitchen to make a version that used soe sort of dried, salted sea fish.
Basically, make a white sauce, add grated cheese to it, then add the cooked fish bits. Boiled egg, potato, onions and anything else can also be added. Stick it in an oven dish, add more cheese or breadcrubs and butter dots on top, bake about 20 minutes.
Living in Switzerland you can´t be wrong with Cheese!
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Old 21.11.2011, 20:58
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Re: Your best fish recipes!

The original recipe calls for a cooking pan you can only find in Portugal, called cataplana (basically, a wok on top of a wok). You don't need to use this: any heavy bottom pan (or wok) with a tight lid will do.

What you will need is good hand with the cooking times. Once the fish is in, there is no going back...

Kettle of fish - cataplana de peixe

Ingredients

3 tablespoons of olive oil
½ medium fennel bulb, stalks removed cored and cut into 0.5 cm slice
2 medium leeks, white and pale green parts only, have lengthwise and sliced into 0.5 cm half moons (needs to be very well rinsed)
1 large yellow bell pepper, stemmed , seeded and cut into 0.5 cm slices
A portion of ginger about 3 cm long, peeled and grated
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/3 of a cup of fish stock (or store bough fish or chicken, with low content in sodium; or, replace with water)
500g of skinless monkfish, red snapper or other mild firm-fleshed fish fillets, cut into 3 cm chuncks
500g skinless black sea bass, grouper, sea beam or porgy, cut into 3 cm chuncks
½ teaspoon of pink peppercorns cracked
5 small ripe tomatos , peeled, cored, seeded and chopped
2/3 cup of dry white wine
250g of medium size shrimps, shelled and deveined.
Lemon wedges for serving

Method

Heat the oil in a large cataplana or pot over medium heat until it simmers. Layer the fennel, leeks and medium pepper and sprinkle with ginger and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the stock, seal the cataplana or cover the pot, and cook stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin soften, for 5min.

Push the vegetables to one side and add the monk fish, sea bass and pepper corns, and then cover with the vegetables. Scatter the tomatoes over the top and splash in the wine. If using a cataplana, lock and cook for 4 or 5min, shake the pan well to mix the contents, and cook for 4 to 5min more. If using a pot, cover and cook until the fish is opaque, 7 to 10min.

Add the shrimp, cover and cook until they turn pink, 2 or 3 min more. Take a taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Ladle into bowls, spritz with lemon and decorate with the reserved fennel fronds.
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Old 21.11.2011, 21:24
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Re: Your best fish recipes!

Also living in the Med a lot of the time, I tend to eat fish about five times a week. My favourite is seasoned fillets of sea bass or bream, simply pan fried in butter (with a little oil to prevent burning) over a medium heat for just a few minutes each side. Some recipes advise coating in flour but I prefer not to. I serve these with beurre noisette, which is simply butter melted in a heavy-bottomed pan until it turns brown (not black) and develops a lovely nutty smell and taste. You can add capers to spice it up a bit, if you like. Pour that over the fillets and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with a fresh green salad and new potatoes or aubergine, baked with shallots, garlic and tomatoes.

I also like to bake whole bass, bream or red mullet in foil in the oven, stuffed with whole cloves of garlic, (which are delicious to eat - just make sure your husband does too), fresh herbs of choice, seasoning, with white wine and a squeeze of lemon.

You can't beat a good fish soup - I have tried this recipe and it is amazing: www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/bouillabaisse_6973.

Also, if you like baby squid, try this one: http://gourmetfood.about.com/od/appe...quidgarlic.htm.
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Re: Your best fish recipes!

I tried this recipe a while ago and it was yum!
http://food.ninemsn.com.au/recipes/i...omato-and-okra
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Old 26.11.2011, 09:28
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Re: Your best fish recipes!

The better the fish the simpler the recipe... (this if for a fillet of coral trout - so yum - makes me homesick)
  1. Take a large non-stick Teflon pan and place on relatively high heat, drizzle on a little olive oil
  2. Season skin of fish and place fish skin side down in a pan for five minutes.
  3. Initially when you put the fish in the pan, hold down with a wooden spatula for a minute so the fish doesn’t curl up.
  4. Turn fish over and cook for a further five minutes.
  5. Turn fish back over to skin side down, lower heat, pour off any excess oil and leave for another five minutes while you toss the salad and the skin goes really crispy.
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Re: Your best fish recipes!

A very simple one..

2 spoon of paprika/chilli powder
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
1 small onion (finely chopped OR ground)

mix above with oil (coconut oil preferably) to form fine paste, lace the fish pieces with the paste, marinate for couple of hours...

Deep fry in oil....

Enjoy....
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