i have changed my mind. i cooked! yesterday’s stew stays in the fridge until tomorrow (but it was leftovers for lunch). felt kinda fishy again today so i went for something with only a few ingredients … herby haddock with peppers and tomatoes
it is quite simple and one can use whatever herbs are to hand. i went for lots of fresh dill and sage plus a mix of flowery dried herbs containing parsley, pink pepper (which is actually not pepper at all!), lavender, peony petals, cornflower petals, sunflower petals and sea salt from the spizecompany: http://www.spizecompany.com/beauty-gewuerzmischung.html
started by putting some chopped yellow and red baby peppers, some chopped and deseeded cherry tomatoes, chopped sage and a chopped shallot with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of fleur de sel and pepper under the grill at a low temperature and let them cook while occasionally stirring. when they were softened but not browned, i added the diced haddock (followfish again … defrosted) which i splashed with a bit of lemon juice before and a pinch of fleur de sel and mixed it with the veggies while also adding the dried flowery herb mix and a good tablespoon of dill. back under the grill at low heat for about 5-8 minutes (timing depends on the grill … the fish should still be juicy and not dried with the protein curdled) and slightly stirring after 4 minutes as the haddock will then start to flake, which just looks prettier 🙂 once ready it needs another tablespoon of chopped dill on top to make a nice contrast of colours!
it is quite a fragrant mix of flavours in the mouth as the flower petals and the dill come through with the pink pepper adding spicyness – it complements the delicate flavour of the haddock and the sweetness of the peppers and tomatoes very well. somehow mediterranian and summery!
as it is the weekend nearing, here is another musical ‘schmankerl’ which dates back to the late 50s / erly 60s: DELLA REESE
it is swingy with lots of cha cha cha (a knockout ‘tea for two’ a la cha cha cha!) and even has a puccini tune in it. it always makes me smile and tap my feet! eins, zwei cha cha cha …