Fasting and Feasting with Fish on Friday:
~ Middle Eastern Tahini and Lemon Baked Fish ~
Perfect for the 5:2 Diet
IT’s a LOW CALORIE Fish on Friday post and this recipe has been made with one of my favourite types of fish, Hake. And, the recipe in question is one of my own recipes, an exclusive restaurant recipe, one which I developed and that I used to serve at my restaurant in Cyprus. This IS a classic way of serving grilled fish in the Middle East, and the Levant, tahini paste is found in many guises throughout the region, and NOT just in hummus etc. Any meaty white fish is suitable for this recipe, although I used to use swordfish, as well as dorade (sea bream) when I cooked this in the restaurant. My hake came from Delish Fish, as always, and was delivered fresh, which made it perfect for freezing, which is what I did.
All that was needed to complete this sumptuous fish dish was a FABULOUS FRESH Heirloom tomato salad with olives…..I used some amazing “ancienne” tomatoes that came from a friend’s potager, and they included some Black Russian and Green Zebra tomatoes.……as well as some HUGE beefy marmande tomatoes…..it was a delicious meal. We used to serve this fish dish with pilaf or couscous in the restaurant, which was great for mopping up the sauce! Salad would also be a lovely accompaniment too, as well as the ubiquitous crusty bread.
So, here is another recipe that is suitable for all dieters following the 5:2 diet, as well as Weight Watchers too, BUT, this is also a DELIGHTFULLY tasty recipe for anyone NOT counting their calories, so a real win win recipe. This sauce is also wonderful when served with grilled chicken, as well as grilled aubergines for a vegetarian meal. The salad was a simple mixture of different coloured and different types of tomatoes, with some black olives, parsley and a drizzle of olive oil, as it’s NOT a fast day for me today!
That’s all for today, I have a busy weekend ahead – with EIGHT guests arriving tomorrow……and I also have to post my Best of British round-up and choose a winner….and I also have a GREAT weekend of baking ahead of me too, so it is all FULL ON! Have a FABULOUS Friday and a relaxing weekend, I’ll be thinking of you! See you later, Karen