Hello Dear Reader,
Again, now I learnt how, you can have some musical accompaniment from Show of Hands. Cousin Jack……….about the “English, living in our houses and the Spanish, fishing in our seas.” Locally caught fish is seasonal, expensive and rare. The supermarket sells fish for under £2 for six fillets of pollack. I need to take out a second mortgage to buy it locally caught. So, along with the music, is the cooking of some foreign but reasonably affordable fish.
Check out the value range fish. Turn it over and see what it is. It’s usually Pollack, a white fish, not unlike whiting. It’s good value for money and you can cook it from frozen.
Put a few fillets, with some thing butterish in the middle of some foil and wrap up like a pasty. I also shook some bottled lemon juice (cheaper than fresh and last for years in the fridge) over it.
I then did the same with some mixed frozen veg, but I just added a splash of water.
I gave a couple of small spuds a helping hand by zapping them in the microwave for a few minutes. I placed them all on a baking tray and popped them into the mini oven to all cook together. I could have saved foil and put the veg in with the fish.
Here they all are, baking away in the mini-oven. I then dug out of the back of the cupboard, some parsley sauce mix that I’d bought from Approved Foods when they had ten sachets for £1.
Simply blend with milk in a jug, zap in the micro wave with a stir half way.
Pour over fish and eat. Time was 30 minutes from start to finish and cost was under £1. This was an all I could be bothered to cook production from the frugal kitchen of Frugal Queen.