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Preparation time: 10 – 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 – 30 minutes
Skill level: easy
Recipe: Valentine Warner
- cod – sustainable – or other white fish – enough for 2
- frozen peas/broad beans/soya beans – 150-200g
- onion – small – finely chopped
- garlic – 2 cloves – finely chopped
- dry cider – 200ml
- parsley – finely chopped – 2 tbsp
- mint – finely chopped – 2 tbsp
- plain flour
- olive oil
- s & p
Heat some oil and cook the onion and garlic for about 7 minutes until soft. Transfer to a plate.
Return the pan to the heat, pat the fish dry and roll in seasoned flour. Add a little more oil to the pan and place the fish skin-side down.
Cook over a medium heat for a couple of minutes and then add the cooked onions and garlic.
Add the peas/beans and cider and simmer gently for 4 minutes.
Remove the fish and divide between two warmed plates.
Add the herbs to the pea mixture and then stir in a knob of butter. Bubble for a few seconds so the sauce thickens and becomes glossy.
Spoon over the fish and serve with potatoes or bread.
* Making money and sitting on beanbags.
Verdict: Succulent fish with a very tasty sauce indeed.
Drink: A few pints of ‘Monster Mash’ before and the remains of the cider during.
Entertainment: A couple of episodes of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ – still waiting for the much heralded ‘Wire’ style multi-layered complexity to reveal inself. It’s all rather ‘Star Trek’ and predictable at the moment. Will everyone turn out to be a Cylon? Is Adama a Cylon? Am I a Cylon?