With New Years’ resolutions wavering between being strictly adhered to for love or money, or “aah, just once more won’t hurt” – one of our joint besties for 2014 is that of the well meaning promise to ourselves to simply eat more fish.
Aside from the good ol’ tin of tuna, Woolies fish cake or of course the odd gagga (a.k.a prawns in our family) treat….fresh fish in our diet is a mere dwindle at the best of times.
With ‘back to school’ fever at an all-time high coupled with feeling gung-ho about feeding my families brains as well as bodies, I opted for an Omega injection for our mid-week meal last night and stumbled on some de-skinned and de-boned fresh hake fillets. Yip, I shy away from the slimy silver skin, eyeballs and bones – and I figure if it’s clean and ready to cook, it’s more likely to end up in my trolley…
So home and into my trusty basket of Eat.Art tricks I dive where, much to my delight, I land upon a pot of Goan Fish Curry Exotic Spice Mix…perfect for white fish and to add that aromatic twist I need for this mid-week meal.
And without further ado~ you will need:
- Fresh and fleshy white fish of your choice (also good with this spice mix are: kingklip or cob)
- Eat.Art Goan Fish Curry Exotic Spice Mix
- Potatoes (for smooth mash)
- Fresh Greens
Quick method – mid-week style:
- Prepare the fish fillets in a baking dish using the spice mix as a rub, a squeeze of lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt (I like the Eat.Art Dead Sea Salt) and cracked black pepper – bake at 180˚C
}For a less kiddie friendly version, add some freshly chopped chillies and ginger to the mix and allow to marinade for an hour before cooking…
- Peel and boil your potatoes until soft, adding some crushed garlic to the water for extra flavour. Use a hand blender and blend till smooth with a healthy sized dollop of milk, butter and sea salt – finish with some finely chopped fresh parsley
- Create a salad from the greens you have available: I opted for some home-grown greens on a bed of chopped spinach finished with a seed mix and a sprinkle of the Eat.Art Caprese Mix
With less than 30 minutes in the kitchen, my family is well on their way to happy tummies and an extra brain cell or two for tomorrows grind. And me, well – you can just call me “Omega Mom” ;). Enjoy!
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Mother-of-two delicious girls, lover of food (fine and fast), purveyor of all things pretty and Jill of all things ‘creative’…Nancy has a background in the visual arts, design and marketing and is the owner and Creative Director of Magpie. Having worked with the Eat.Art team before, she is thrilled to take time out from juggling and add some spice to the Eat.Art blog. Don’t get us wrong….it’s not that it needs it….it just wants more…and she is happy to oblige.