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chef
9th September 2011, 07:06
Morning all,

I'm looking for ideas for an impressive, delicious Fish based main course recipe for this evening, any favourite recipes you care to share?

And while I'm asking, I'm terrible at deserts which usually revolve around homemade ice cream or choc mousse, any other ideas?

Thanks in advance and apologies if this thread causes hunger.

milanbenes
9th September 2011, 07:14
we did a whole salmon using this method from Delia...

Foil-baked Salmon served with English Parsley Sauce - Salmon - Recipes - from Delia Online (http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/main-ingredient/fish-and-seafood/salmon/foil-baked-salmon-served-with-english-parsley-sauce.html)


it was fantastic

Milan.

norrahe
9th September 2011, 07:16
Easy but very tasty and always impressive:

Pound together some coriander, fish sauce, chillies, garlic, sugar, salt and lime juice (i won't go into amounts but the sauce should taste; hot, sour, salty and sweet). Spread over a whole sea bass or seabass fillets wrap in tin foil or baking parchment and place in the oven for 12 mins (fillets), 20 - 30 mins (whole bass).

Whole trout/salmon stuffed with fennel, lemon and parsely baked in the oven or poached, serve with dill mayonnaise and new potatoes.

as for easy dessert go for panna cotta, served with fresh berries.

DimPrawn
9th September 2011, 07:17
You can't beat a fishfinger sandwich.

Is this the perfect fish finger sandwich? | Life and style | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2007/jun/05/thefishfingersandwich)

wobbegong
9th September 2011, 07:30
Is this the perfect fish finger sandwich? | Life and style | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2007/jun/05/thefishfingersandwich)

No, it isn't! Who the hell sticks a potato waffle in a 'fish finger' sandwich? Not to mention putting salad cream on it.:eek

A fish finger sandwich contains fish fingers (only) with either ketchup or mayonnaise (or both, if you're feeling really extravagant).

Arturo Bassick
9th September 2011, 07:35
Fish and chips with mushy peas.

Halo Jones
9th September 2011, 07:37
For desert stick with your homemade ice cream but serve with some raspberries that you have warmed in a pan with some vodka & sugar: then pour raspberries & sauce over the ice cream: if feeling decadent add a nice warmed chocolate brownie to the dish as well

DimPrawn
9th September 2011, 07:42
No, it isn't! Who the hell sticks a potato waffle in a 'fish finger' sandwich? Not to mention putting salad cream on it.:eek

A fish finger sandwich contains fish fingers (only) with either ketchup or mayonnaise (or both, if you're feeling really extravagant).

Well it is the Guardian FFS!

I like fishfingers, chicken flavoured Walkers crisps and a tiny amount of Heinz tomato ketchup in mine.

Yum!

Arturo Bassick
9th September 2011, 07:43
Oh, I forgot pudding.
Chocolate or treacle sponge and custard.

Recipes all over the internet.

BrilloPad
9th September 2011, 07:53
COURGETTE CAKE

2 eggs
100ml flavourless oil (eg, vegetable, sunflower)
225g caster sugar
350g grated courgettes
1 and half tsp vanilla essence
70g sultanas
175g self-raising flour
1 and half tsp cinnamon or mixed spice

- preheat oven to 160c (gas mark 3)
- grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin
- beat the eggs until light and foamy
- add the oil, sugar, courgettes and essence and mix lightly, until combined
- fold in the flour, spice and sultanas
- pour into the tin and bake for 1 hour 15 mins, or until cooked through.

NOTE:This is the recipe as written, but I'd make the following adjustments:
If I made this again I would reduce the amount of courgettes used by 100g. I would also squeeze them in some kitchen towel to remove some of the moisture.
I also always soak dried fruit to plump it up. In this cake I soaked the sultanas in earl grey tea with a cinnamon stick for a good hour before using. Drain well before using.

wobbegong
9th September 2011, 08:04
Well it is the Guardian FFS!

I like fishfingers, chicken flavoured Walkers crisps and a tiny amount of Heinz tomato ketchup in mine.

Yum!

Hmmmmm, crisps you say. That might just work. I'm thinking "salt & vinegar", and probably McCoys.

Well, that's lunch sorted! Thanks Dim.

PAH
9th September 2011, 08:05
If the meal is for someone you may not know all that well, check they actually like fish.

A mate's wife once said (at a restaurant) she doesn't like fish as she brings enough of her own to the table. :laugh:sick:puke:

Put me right off my fish supper. :tongue;)

For fish dinners you can't beat fish, chips, peas, and gravy. Though that might be a northern thing. :eyes

OwlHoot
9th September 2011, 08:08
Shouldn't we be asking you?


Morning all,

I'm looking for ideas for an impressive, delicious Fish based main course recipe for this evening, any favourite recipes you care to share?

Boiled smoked haddock


And while I'm asking, I'm terrible at deserts which usually revolve around homemade ice cream or choc mousse, any other ideas?

Bread and butter pudding


Thanks in advance and apologies if this thread causes hunger.

I am a bit peckich, having skipped breakfast as always. But only three hours to go until my free lunch in the clientco canteen. :smokin

norrahe
9th September 2011, 08:46
Fish pie, add scallops and oysters for that luxury feel

wobbegong
9th September 2011, 09:10
In my experience, most fish/shellfish has a delicate flavour, easily obscured by rich or spicy sauces.

The three steps to successful fish cooking for me, are . . .

1. Buy it fresh
2. Don't overcook it
3. Keep it simple

HTH

doodab
9th September 2011, 09:20
You cannot go wrong with a cheesecake (a proper baked one). White chocolate & marscapone is a good one, esp with a bit of ginger.

Fish is best kept simple IMO. Raw with a bit of soy sauce for dipping and some wasabi :D

RSoles
9th September 2011, 09:42
Ah, now someone mentioned Raspberrries; Cranachan Cranachan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranachan)

PAH
9th September 2011, 09:43
Make sure you're not cooking for this moron, or you may get a complaint that your fish dish smells fishy. :rolleyes:

Tourist complains that fishing port 'smells fishy' - mirror.co.uk (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/09/07/tourist-complains-that-fishing-port-smells-fishy-115875-23401154/)

norrahe
9th September 2011, 09:50
You cannot go wrong with a cheesecake (a proper baked one). White chocolate & marscapone is a good one, esp with a bit of ginger.

Fish is best kept simple IMO. Raw with a bit of soy sauce for dipping and some wasabi :D

baked lemon and vanilla cheesecake:

Base:
15 digestive biscuits
80g butter
20g sugar
(crush buscuits, melt butter, add usgar and buscuits to melted butter, pat down in cake tin and cook for 10 mins at 200, ensure base is cold before you add cheese mix).

Top:
2 eggs
2 large packs philadelphia
1 pack creme fraiche
Juice and zest of 2-3 lemons (depends on how tart you like it)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla pod
100g caster sugar
85 g flour

Whisk all the topping ingredients together till combined, pour over the base and bake in an oven for 1.5 hours at 100. The mixture should have a slight wobble. check it after the hour mark as some ovens may cook it quicker.

norrahe
9th September 2011, 09:50
Ah, now someone mentioned Raspberrries; Cranachan Cranachan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranachan)

Eton mess!

SimonMac
9th September 2011, 09:59
Sea bass with a chilli and lime glaze (http://www.tescorealfood.com/recipes/sea-bass-with-a-chilli-lime-and-brown-sugar-glaze.html), with champ (mashed potato with spring onions) and Fried Cabbage with Bacon (http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/party-food/accompaniment/fried-cabbage-with-bacon.html)

norrahe
9th September 2011, 10:05
Sea bass with a chilli and lime glaze (http://www.tescorealfood.com/recipes/sea-bass-with-a-chilli-lime-and-brown-sugar-glaze.html), with champ (mashed potato with spring onions) and Fried Cabbage with Bacon (http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/party-food/accompaniment/fried-cabbage-with-bacon.html)

If you're going to do summat with an Asian style glaze then do not serve it with an Irish style mash/accompaniment, best to serve with rice.

SimonMac
9th September 2011, 10:10
If you're going to do summat with an Asian style glaze then do not serve it with an Irish style mash/accompaniment, best to serve with rice.

Why?

People get too hung up with rules when it comes to cooking, why not colour outside the lines every so often and try something new and this is an excellent combination, which I have tired several times to much approval.

doodab
9th September 2011, 10:23
If you're going to do summat with an Asian style glaze then do not serve it with an Irish style mash/accompaniment, best to serve with rice.

Or you can give the mash an asian tinge with a bit of chilli and coriander.

norrahe
9th September 2011, 10:44
Why?

People get too hung up with rules when it comes to cooking, why not colour outside the lines every so often and try something new and this is an excellent combination, which I have tired several times to much approval.

Whatever floats yer boat.

Though if I saw that on a menu at a resturant it would be a clear indication the chef has mixed ideas and possibly not much of a clue about food.

But hey, I'm a fussy biatch

SimonMac
9th September 2011, 12:39
Whatever floats yer boat.

Though if I saw that on a menu at a resturant it would be a clear indication the chef has mixed ideas and possibly not much of a clue about food.

But hey, I'm a biatch

FTFY :D

PRC1964
9th September 2011, 13:19
Whitebait:
Buy as many tiny fish as you think you can eat (the tinier the better), dip them in seasoned flour and fry them. You can also chuck in some squid rings for variety.

DaveB
9th September 2011, 13:48
Sea bass with a chilli and lime glaze (http://www.tescorealfood.com/recipes/sea-bass-with-a-chilli-lime-and-brown-sugar-glaze.html), with champ (mashed potato with spring onions) and Fried Cabbage with Bacon (http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/party-food/accompaniment/fried-cabbage-with-bacon.html)

I'd go with Tuna Fillets instead of the Sea Bass, chargrilled and served with a chilli corander and lime dressing on a warm noodle salad.

Mich the Tester
9th September 2011, 13:50
Morning all,

I'm looking for ideas for an impressive, delicious Fish based main course recipe for this evening, any favourite recipes you care to share?

And while I'm asking, I'm terrible at deserts which usually revolve around homemade ice cream or choc mousse, any other ideas?

Thanks in advance and apologies if this thread causes hunger.

Large fresh lobster, boiled and halved, slice of lemon, slice of lime and a little black pepper. Wash down with some Muscadet. No further enhancements necessary.

vetran
10th September 2011, 16:06
Not many BA's here then.

First question who is the meal for? That should clarify what recipes we look for but some of the one seen look gorgeous.

Are we hoping to get a folllow up after dessert in which case light and sophisticated.

Is it the lads for footy? Something to soak up the beer

etc...

Moscow Mule
10th September 2011, 17:09
Monkfish and scallop kebabs - marinate in lime juice, garlic & ginger before barbecuing.

Chocolate bread and butter pudding with vanilla custard.

RSoles
10th September 2011, 19:56
So, what did you do? how did it go?

Sysman
11th September 2011, 14:19
Shouldn't we be asking you?

Boiled smoked haddock

In which case I can heartily recommend Delia's Buttery Kedgeree (http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/main-ingredient/fish-and-seafood/haddock/buttery-kedgeree.html)


Bread and butter pudding

Yum!




I am a bit peckich, having skipped breakfast as always. But only three hours to go until my free lunch in the clientco canteen. :smokin

I nipped to the kitchen and put the oven on as soon as I saw chef's post.

Beef casserole done last night when I was waiting for a telly programme to start. Just needs warming up. With mash and French beans.

Sysman
11th September 2011, 14:21
Fish is best kept simple IMO. Raw with a bit of soy sauce for dipping and some wasabi :D

What's wasabi?

The UK hadn't heard of it when I last lived there.