I felt today that enough time had passed for me to lift my self-inflicted ban on the BBC Good Food site. I had such a hankering for fish today, and I spotted the below recipe. Man, I’m glad I did. This was a lovely and easy supper, hugely flavoursome while being light at the same time – a perfect meal after which to head out to a gig.*
I got my Sea Bream at Kish Fish near Smithfield Square, a great city centre fresh fish shop that I am truly delighted to live so close to. In conversation on twitter today, Catherine @backpedalling told me about the weekly draw they’re currently running at Kish Fish. Every time you buy something, you can enter your name in a draw. Every Saturday, a name is picked, and that person gets €50 worth of Kish Fish to take home. WANT!
I was distracted by the size of the lovely Bream that I picked up, and so, alas, I’ll have to get there again next week to enter myself in the draw.
I used Barney Desmazery Whole Roast Bream With Potatoes & Olives recipe over on BBC Good Food. It was totally awesome, very easy and completely delicious.
Here are a few notes from my experience with this recipe:
- I used Kalamata olives, which are technically purple rather than black, but mannnn, they were amazing in this.
- I used curly parsley and it was perfect. What is the difference between curly and flat leaf parsley?
- On the site, it suggests serving with spinach, and although this would be lovely, it was totally a meal in itself, with the added bonus of only having three items to wash-up. This means a lot to me. Hate cleaning up. Of any kind.
- I’ve realsed that I really like a lot of Barney Desmazery’s recipes on BGF – they’re usually for totally unpretentious and simple food, my total favourite. Have a look through them for yourself!
Uncooked fish on partially cooked potatoes. That fish does not look happy.
I feel like I’m cheating at food blogging linking to other sites but, for realz, I’m not at the stage to be making up recipes, and if I shared some of my own creations, this would not bode well for your tums, seriously.
I mentioned we went out to a gig after dinner tonight. Twas to Yeasayer in The Academy and it were brill! Follow the link to their track O.N.E. on Hype Machine.