Family Fishy Friday!
Pirate’s Treasure Trove Chest with Fish Nuggets & Potatoes
Fish of the Month is:
March 2012 : Coley
Coley or it is sometimes known saithe or coalfish is a member of the cod family. The flesh is a dull off-white colour but this lightens during cooking. The fish has a slight sweet taste and has a light texture.
Coley is good value for money and is a viable alternative for any dish that requires cod or haddock.
Coley is rich in protein, selenium and Vitamin B12. In addition, although it’s a whitefish it is still a source of Omega-3 so counts towards your weekly intake.
Coley is caught generally using trawl or pair trawl.
Coley is available all year round.
There is an agreed management plan for catching coley. Recent assessments have shown a decline in stock status and as a consequence catches have been reduced to enhance sustainability.
(Information taken from Fish is the Dish)
As a fish fanatic, I am periodically sent fresh fish to cook, review and discuss……..one of my last packages that was sent via Fish is the Dish and was from John at Delish Fish, contained some wonderful Coley(Saithe). As March’s fish of the month over at Fish is the Dish is Coley – I thought that my last fishy Friday post should be another coley recipe and one just for the children too……Pirate’s Treasure Trove Chest with Fish Nuggets & Potatoes…….complete with gold nuggets (coley fish nuggets), emeralds (peas) and pieces of eight (carrots).
Now, there are no small children in my household nowadays, but, we all still enjoyed this dish the other day, and why not? Wonderful wild Scottish coley fillets, that are cut into small nuggets and then pan-fried until crisp and golden – then served inside a little treasure trove chest of potato waffles and topped up with peas, carrots and a little mashed potato………a fun way to serve fish to small fry as well as the big fry! This is a wonderful way to get children to eat fish, as well as vegetables, and makes fishy Friday fun!
This recipe makes two chests of fishy treasure, but if you have very small toddlers, then, one chest will serve two of them……..and don’t forget the
blood tomato sauce! This is the last of my Coley posts for March, and I am also entering this into Ren’s Family Friendly Fridays event, as it is Friday and a lovely family friendly recipe! That’s it for today – I will be back later with a Retro classic, and CAKE! Have a wonderful weekend. Karen
This is a non-Sponsored Post: I received this fish as part of a special programme to promote sustainable British seafood and fish; the programme is run by Fish is the Dish as part of the Fish Fanatics group, and the fish was supplied by Delish Fish as part of this scheme. This is a non-sponsored post and I was not paid to promote the fish mentioned on my blog in any shape or form. With thanks to the team at Fish is the Dish and to John at Delish Fish for sending me this fish to try.