Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Baked Halibut with Potato, Courgette & Tomato

The other night I was stumped for a dinner idea - I was in too much pain to go to the supermarket so I went on a trawl of the chest freezer in the shed for inspiration. I found a package of frozen Halibut which I picked up for €1.50 in the reduced to clear bin in Aldi and made a snap decision... it was going to be a fishy dishy tonight.

I laid out some baking parchment on my trusty baking tray, found my mandolin in the cupboard and ran some new potatoes through it. I seasoned the paper with salt & pepper and then layered the potatoes on top in the manner of fish scales

Then, I found a deformed courgette in the fridge which I thinly sliced and laid on top of the potatoes, re-seasoned and placed the halibut on top.

Then I went looking for some white wine to add to the mix, realised there was none open and changed the plan to include some Cool Tomato Salsa from Tesco - I love this stuff... there's no chili & very little coriander in it, so it's just tomatoey and yummy. Anyway, a few tablespoons got fired on top, the package was sealed, wrapped in foil and baked for 25 minutes at 200c

While the fish was baking away, I steamed some green beans and made some herby couscous to soak up all the juices. This is the finished dish. It didn't stay that way for long...

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