The friendliest kitchen in all the land!
Hi folks and welcome back! It’s been a crazy couple of months that kept me away from sharing great food with you. But I’m back and I got some great recipes for you all coming soon!
I want to start with a funny food joke I heard the other day. “Why did the basil and ginger get thrown in jail? Because the lemongrassed.”
Let’s start with a favorite of mine, I made this not long ago for dinner. Surprisingly there was a sale on seabass at my local supermarket. So I said, hell yeah, £2 for a seabass, thank you ASDA.
This Mediterranean style recipe is so simple and easy to make and it’s guaranteed to make your dinner a hit with the family and friends. I have to note that I was a bit cautious about the fennel bulb, I wasn’t sure what that was and I’d never used before. In the end it turned to be delicious. I should really get over my fear of vegetables.
fresh whole seabass
1 fennel bulb
1 tbsp olive oil
1kg new potatoes
3 tbsp olive oil
4 spring onions
To start things off heat the oven to 200C (392F). In the meantime stuff the fish cavity with fennel slices, lemon slices and basil leaves and spring onions.
Scatter the remaining slices of fennel, basil, lemon and the olives into the baking pan. Place the fish on top and then drizzle the olive oil on each fish.
Put the fish in the oven and bake it for 30 mins. You might have to leave a few extra minutes, but keep an eye on it and when it starts to brown, it means it’s ready.
That’s it nice and easy.
While the fish is baking in the Mediterranean flavors, prepare the potatoes.
Boil the new potatoes in salted water for 15 – 20 minutes, until they’re cooked thoroughly. Gordon Ramsey recommends to peel the potatoes first, but I didn’t and they were fine. It’s up to preference, I guess. How smooth do you like your potatoes.
Once the potatoes are ready, drain them and put them in a bowl. Add the olive oil and crush them (careful not to mash them). Add the spring onions (tiny slices) and the black olives and season to taste.
Just serve with a nice white wine and there you have it. How easy is that?
Hope you enjoy it and I’ll see you next time!
Thanks for reading!