fish for tea…..

The weather has been mixed for the last 10 days which on a positive note means that we’ve not overdosed on sausage and beefburger BBQ’s, and the kids have been quite adaptable on what they are prepared to eat.  Today, as the weather is more upbeat and sunny, I really fancied some fish. So at lunchtime we cycled to the Market Hall in Concarneau, and bought some Dorade (sea bream) for Thila and I,  and some steak for Inigo.

– our friendly fishmonger, directly in the front entrance of the Market hall in Concarneau.  Don’t forget to ask him to descale and gut it  (détartrer et vider).

The cooking instructions are foolproof – Stuff the fish with laurel (bay) leaves from the garden.  Then chop potatoes and tomatoes and layer them in the base of a oven dish large enough to hold the fish, and add 5 whole and unpeeled cloves of garlic.  Place the fish on top of the potatoes, pour one glass of wine and 1/2 glass of olive oil over all over it, and garnish the fish with lemon slices on top of laurel leaves.

With a sprinkling of salt and pepper, place it in a hot (220 deg) oven and immediately turn it down to 180.  It takes approximately 40 to 50 minutes for the fish to cook, but check regularly that you don’t over do it.  That was it! Yummy!

adapted from a recipe via; Baked Royal Dorade.

Enjoyed tonight on the terrace with a glass of very cold Beach House white – delicious!



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