Sunday, 29 July 2012

Whiting and Jersey Royals - Healthy Baby Recipes

I often wonder why so many people seem to dislike fish. Is it because they weren't introduced to it as a child or is it that fish can so easily be overcooked? Personally I love it, my father was a fisherman and I fish still, there is nothing like the freshness and taste of something that you have caught yourself. This is my baby fish and chips, the healthy version of course. I use a little fish called a Whiting, its a member of the cod family, a tasty and underused fish. The perfect thing about is that it fillets well and each little fillet is perfect baby sized food.

2 Whiting filleted (4 fillets)
1 Large Jersey Royal
Black Pepper
Rapeseed Oil
Small handful of Parsley

You'll need just a frying pan. Slice your Jersey Royal into just under 1cm slices. Put some hot water from the kettle into your frying pan and add the Jersey Royals (just enough water to cover them. Cook for 5 minutes.

Drain the Jersey Royals and put in a bowl, season with Black Pepper add some Rapeseed Oil and a little chopped Parsley. Stir and then return to your fish. 

Season the fish again with a little Black Pepper on both sides and add a little Rapeseed oil to the frying pan, get it hot, then place the fillets into the oil skin side down. Cook for a minute or two (when colour is achieved and the skin is crispy). Then turn off the heat and turn the fish over onto its uncooked side allowing it to rest in the pan and cook through.

That's it, I plated the Whiting up and then cut in half again, some of the bigger potatoes I also cut in half making the whole portion baby hand sized.

Fish and Chips healthy baby style!

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