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    Wednesday, February 03, 2010

    Friends and Fresh Fish

    Fact...we don’t fish off this boat… This may seem ridiculous, considering the Skipper’s penchant for fish meals, well need I say more, (actually I will… he can’t stand the mess).So, we love receiving gifts and Silverado left us with some beautiful fresh Tuna.

    Day 1 I turned half of it into Ika Mata.
    First you slice up your very fresh tuna
    Zest a lemon or lime set aside
    Marinate the fish in lemon/lime juice for about 20 minutes
    (picture on right)

    Chop and seed some cucumber
    1 small red onion chopped
    1 spring onion chopped
    1 tomato deseeded and flesh sliced
    Handful chopped coriander
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    As much fresh chili as you can stand
    Reserved Zest of lemon or lime
    Some coconut milk.  Just enough to cover vege

    Drain fish and add to coconut milk mix
    Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.

    If I can be accused of 'Frittering Away'... I can't help myself, anything leftover gets turned into fritters... those little fritters on the plate in the photo were made with the leftover Lemon Risotto that I made for Elpie and Pete when they were with us.
    to get recipe for the risotto. It is excellent.

    So next day the rest of the tuna made

    Red Curry with rice
    200 gms Fresh Tuna
    1 onion peeled keep the core on and cut into wedges
    1 courgette sliced
    1/2 red pepper
    1 stick celery sliced
    1 chili finely chopped
    Rice Bran oil 1-2 tablespoons

    3 tablespoons red curry paste
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    Zest and juice 1 lemon or lime
    2 tablespoons fish sauce
    400 mls coconut milk

    Add oil to pan then onion
    Saute till translucent
    Add courgette, red pepper and celery
    Continue to saute about 3-4 minutes
    Add red curry paste
    Cook another 3-4 minutes
    Then season with sugar, fish sauce
    Zest of lemon and juice
    Add coconut milk
    Cook another 3-4 minutes
    Tasted and adjust seasoning to your taste

    Garnish with chopped coriander or basil
    Which is what I had on this occasion

    So the next day there was of course leftovers.
    Enough rice to make Fried Rice and what to do with the curry.
    Make a Pie.
    We love pies and how about his for a good looking pie.
    Just using Edmonds Flaky Puff Pastry
    The filling
    Left over curry
    a spoonful of rice and an egg to bind the curry.
    Brush with egg wash
    Into hot oven till golden brown.


    Barbara said...

    You have been eating well Gilli. We never have left over risotto...but fritter sounds good if we ever have any leftover.

    dining room table said...

    Nice treats! I like fish a lot. I prefer using them in cooking than those beef and pork.