Summer Eating 1


As summer is upon us and I am quite enjoying the season (despite the recent bouts of rain), I thought I would create a series of my favourite summer recipes. Summer is the time when the freshest ingredients are at their best and when simple cooking without much fuss (always my favourite way) should be the order of the day. Please enjoy the recipes below with healthy doses of cold white wine, rose, or beer, whatever rocks your boat and wets your whistle.

Greek Style Fish and Potatoes, serves 2

Ingredients

2 fresh, skinless white fish fillets (I use haddock)

1 red onion (I used white in the picture below, but red is best as it is sweeter)

3 baking potatoes

110g of Pomodorino tomatoes

2 garlic cloves, minced

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons of dried oregano (or fresh if you have it)

4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Heat the oven to 180C. Marinate the fish fillets with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of oregano and salt and pepper to taste. In the meantime, peel and cube the potatoes, halve the tomatoes and roughly chop the onion. Mix the vegetables with the garlic, 1 tablespoon of oregano, lemon juice and zest, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Place vegetables in a deep baking tray. Roast for 15 mins, turn everything over and bake for 15 mins more. Top with the fish fillets and bake for 10 minutes more or until the fish is perfectly cooked. Perfect with a chilled glass of white wine, candle light and good company.

Greek Fish and Potatoes

Zucchini (Courgette) Pasta, serves 3

Ingredients

250 of dried penne pasta

2 zucchini (courgettes), grated

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 red chilli, finely chopped

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

60 grams of grated parmesan or grana padano cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Gently fry the garlic and chilli in the olive oil and add the zucchini, cooking until a little soft. Mix the zucchini mixture with the pasta and cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with additional black pepper if desired. Simple and delicious.

Courgette Pasta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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