On Saturdays we wake up just in time to catch Saturday Kitchen Live on BBC1 and most of the time it evokes so much of interest in Ro that he has to go out and buy something immediately. Last week we had guests, and Roast Beef was on the menu. Unfortunately it was a bit of a flop because some of us wanted medium rare and others well-done and finally it ended up being over-cooked. The gravy was brilliant though...
This week Herring was on the charts and so Ro immediately went out to Sainsbury's and picked up fresh Herring fillets. Now i must warn you, if you despise fish like me, this is not the dish for you. It is incredibly smelly and fishy and has loads of tiny bones. But my husband loves it and so he did the entire prep. and ate it all on his own with great interest. He of course tried to force it down my throat and i politely (you must be freaking kidding me!polite i mean) declined and stuck to my spicy Buffalo Wings instead.
Herring- 6 fillets (approx 45 gms each)
Olive oil- 3 tsp
Salt & pepper- to season
Lemon- 1 tsp
Pre-heat oven grill to 170C.
Place the clean herring fillets on a baking tray, drizzle the Olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Turn over and repeat the process
Grill for maximum of 6 minutes on each side.
Squeeze a lime over it and serve.
Roasted Herb Potatoes
Fresh Parsley- a handful, roughly chopped
Thyme- 1 tsp (i used dried thyme)
Pepper- 1 tsp
Garlic- 1 pod, roughly chopped
Salt- to taste
Olive oil- 2 tsp
Boil water in a saucepan and throw in the potatoes and cook till a fork goes through easily (about 25 to 30 minutes)
While that's taken care of, crush together the parsley, thyme, pepper powder, garlic, salt and 1 tsp olive oil in a pestle and mortar.
Wash the potatoes in cold water and cut them into half. Pour the herb marinade over and toss well. Make sure all the potato halves are well coated.
Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a frying pan and roast the potatoes for about 10 to 15 minutes on medium flame. They should not be mushy, but just about crisp on the outsides.
Notes: This is the unhealthy way of doing it, you can do the roasting bit in an oven for about 20 minutes to get a crispy potato.
You can use any herb of your choice like dill, basil etc.