Fish on Friday:
Cumin Scented Plaice Goujons with a Panko Crumb
Fish on Friday – my regular weekly post to try to encourage you all to EAT fish! And yes, I can share “high faluting” recipes here, and in fact I DO have a couple up my sleeve to share later, but, what I LOVE about fish, and that’s what I want to share, is that fish is NOT difficult to cook – it is the ORIGINAL FAST food, and is MUCH better for you than a standard burger that comes from a well-known fast food chain. A Family meal on Friday can become a Family Fish on Friday Feast…..so easily! These Cumin Scented Plaice Goujons are perfect for the whole family; the cumin that is added to the panko crumb is subtle and just pleasant enough to add a different flavour to the usual fish finger taste, or should I say goujons, whilst not being too heavily spiced for the little ones. And this recipe is also VERY healthy, as the goujons are oven baked for a fat-free crispy crumb.
And, with it being Friday the 13th today, we may need to be EXTRA careful in the kitchen, so NO hot fat with these little fishy fingers! These can also be frozen at the egged and crumbed stage – just lay them all out on a tray and open freeze until they are semi-frozen before putting them all into a freezer bag; when you want to bake them, place them on a baking tray, as stipulated in the recipe below, and bake them from frozen just adding on a few minutes of cooking time, eh voila! An easy instant FAST food supper for the family……and, if you have the oven on already, why not throw in some oven chips too, at the same time! I served mine with some delicious OVEN baked sauté potatoes and Petits Pois à la Française with Mint.
My LOVELY wild Scottish plaice fillets came from John at Delish Fish and were beatifully filleted with each packet containing a whole plaice with two fillets, that’s both sides of the fish! It only took a couple of hours for them to defrost too……and the average weight of each plaice that you get from Delish Fish is about 90g to 140g; I’d say mine were about 100g each, so two packets was perfect for two people. Apart from the vegetables and potatoes, the only other accompaniments needed were a dollop of tartar sauce and some lemon slices…..oh yes, and some fresh parsley too!
I have to get on now, so that’s all for now. I hope you have a SAFE and accident free Friday the 13th - please do call back later for more recipes, some photos of my book collection (cook books for the Random Recipes challenge) and my usual chatter! Have a great weekend too…..I HOPE the weather improves for all of the upcoming fairs and fêtes. Karen.