Sainsbury's are hosting a #Switchthefish campaign again this year to show their customers how tasty lesser known fish can be. I am a creature of habit and admit to choosing the same fish often. There are so many varieties to try so why not broaden your horizons? On Friday the 12th of June, customers who ask for one of the 'Big 5' fish will be offered a free portion of a lesser known fish. So make sure you get to Sainsbury's this Friday and catch one of the other many fish in the sea!
To inspire you to cook with lesser known fish, Sainsbury's have challenged 12 bloggers to share a fish recipe with our readers. I've chosen to cook with Sea Bass.
Original recipe here
2 x Sea Bass fillets
1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Heaped Tbsp Capers
Salt & Pepper
1-2 Maris Piper potatoes
2 cloves of Garlic (Minced)
Seasonal vegetables (We used french beans & roasted peppers)
To make the dressing, mix the Dijon mustard, Capers, a pinch of salt & pepper, 2 Tbsp of Olive oil, 1 Tbsp of Lemon juice & the zest of half a lemon.
Pre-heat your oven to 200c/ Gas mark 7.
Peel & chop your potatoes and boil until they are just soft. Lay on a baking tray, with the minced garlic, salt, pepper and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Toss the potatoes and bake from 40-50 minutes until golden (turning them every 15 minutes or so).
Line a baking tray with grease proof paper. Lay the fillets of Sea Bass skin side up on the tray, drizzle a little olive oil on top and season lightly with salt. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
Chop up a handful of parsley and mix into the dressing before lightly pouring over the cooked fish.
Serve with seasonal vegetables.
I really enjoyed this dish. It was so easy to put together and the fish barely took any time at all to cook. It tasted really nice, I will definitely be purchasing Sea Bass again and hope to try many other species of fish.
I hope you are feeling inspired!
N.B - Thank you Sainsburys for sending me some vouchers to purchase these ingredients : )