Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Easy oven steamed fish

Here's a very easy and quick way to put a healthy fish dish on the table.

We have healthy appetites and can feed the kids as well with 2 fresh (not those tiny frozen) hake fillets of a reasonable size.

Pre-heat oven to 220C

Place the fillets on a sheet of foil, large enough to fold and tuck over the fish.

Mix the following together:
2 tbsp melted butter
2 cloves of fresh garlic crushed
1 tbsp chopped parsley and/or 1tsp fresh thyme leaves
Grated rind of one lemon

Spread the butter mixture over the fillets and salt lightly.

Fold the foil over the fish and tuck over nicely so that none of the juices will run out.

If you can put the foil packet on a cast iron pan it will cook very quickly - 25 minutes.
If you don't have a cast iron pan it may take longer. Check the fish after 25 minutes, if it doesn't flake easily and still has that pinkish shiny color, you will have to return it for 5 minutes at a time untill done.

Serve with a nice salad, and some green vegetables (beans / baby marrow / broccoli etc)

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