Monday, January 4

{recipe box} jamie does it again - not to miss fish bake!

ok i am inspired. One of my resolutions for 2010 is to try those recipes that I have been wanting to try and never have! Well here is post number one toward that resolution. Jamie Oliver is one of my favorites. Here is his fish bake that my entire family agreed is fabulous. My youngest who started the dinner saying "I don't like salmon" ended the meal (2nd helping) saying, "I really liked that mom, you should make that like every week." Maybe not every week but again for sure.

enjoy and thanks jamie!

Tasty Fish Bake by Jamie Oliver, jamie's dinners

14 oz potatoes, scrubbed and finely sliced
4 tbls olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 onion, sliced
1 bulb fennel, sliced
1 tsp fennel seeds
4 medium fillets of trout or salmon - pinboned ( I used Salmon)
1 1/4 cups light cream
2 handfuls of grated Parmesan cheese
2 anchovy fillets
salt and fresh ground pepper
2 handfuls of fresh breadcrumbs
2 lemons

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. parboil the sliced potatoes in salted boiling water for a few minutes and then drain. Place an 8 inch casserole-type pan on a low head and add the oil, garlic, onion, fennel and fennel seeds. Cook slowly for 10 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally.

Take the pan off the heat. Lay your fish over the onion and fennel, Mix together your cream, Parmesan and anchovies, season with salt and pepper and pour over the fish. Toss the potato slices in a little olive oil and salt and pepper and layer these over the top. Place in the oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and a little grated Parmesan for 5 minutes or so until brown. Serve with lemons.

changes I made: I didn't have fennel so I didn't include it. I did included the fennel seed and I think that is key! I skinned my fish because I didn't think my family (or me) would go for the skin in the bake. I only had enough Parm to sprinkle on top - it was great. I added some thyme on the top as well - yummy!

I see endless possibilities here ... enjoy!


Shari Lidji said...

THat sounds great Ann. A definite keeper. I'll let you know when I try it. Tonight, I'm making your chicken stew. THanks for all the awesome ideas. You're the best! xoxo

amy said...

oh yum. that is a goal for me too but we are trying to stick to p90x meals now and this will be challenging for the next 3 months...eating. cant wait for coffee thursday! amy

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

OH...I really nearly missed this!
LOVE a good fish Pie and this looks wonderful!

Christina said...

okay, this looks delicious!! and you layer the potatoes? oh yes, that is sheer love.