I wouldn't say that I'm the biggest fan of fish - I'll have a fish supper or a tuna toastie, but that's about as far as it goes. But then I watched Jamie Oliver's Fish Supper, and I went from gaping in horror as Jamie held up a grey, slimy looking squid, to drooling over that same squid when it was beautifully cooked 5 minutes later. I think Jamie Oliver has some kind of voodoo powers. Not quite amibitious enough to try the squid recipe, I decided to try and make another recipe from the show, the crab fishcakes. Unfortunately neither Tesco or the fishmonger had crab, so I made do with crabmeat from a tin. However, according to Jamie Oliver, the fact that I tried to buy a crab has created demand, so maybe if you try to buy one (in the Dundee area anyway) you'll be more lucky... Here is a picture of my finished recipe, of which I am quite proud:
- 500g white and brown crabmeat
- 500g potatoes
- 2 lemons
- 1/2 a red chilli (I used a whole chilli and it wasn't too spicy)
- 3 spring onions
- 4 tomatoes
- Half a red onion
- 1 red pepper
- Juice of one lime/lemon
- 3 red chillies
2. While the potatoes boil, make your salsa. Cut the tomatoes in half and scoop out the seed-filled centres with a teaspoon and discard. Dice the remaining tomato into small cubes, as well as the red pepper. Dice the chilli and red onion very very finely, and add everything to a bowl. Squeeze in the lime or lemon juice, sprinkle on the basil, and mix well.
If you want to save our seas from becoming empty, there is a petition here which you can sign to prevent the shocking numbers of fish that are caught and thrown back dead, just because they aren't the 'popular' cod or haddock. Stand up for obscure fish today!