Italy Inspired Fish Dinner

Serves 2—or as usual 1 and 1 LUNCH

The pasta base

well this is always difficult to measure

I usually take a handful of spaghetti this time I had macaroni

Fishy Ingredients

1 Haddock filet

2 handful of mixed frutti de mare (seafood) … if you can get it fresh whoop hoop else scour your local supermarket (in the UK Morrisons & ASDA both offer this) for a frozen mix it contains mussels, calamari & scampi

Green Stuff

  1. 1/2 red onion
  2. 1 glove garlic
  3. 1 pinch of chilli
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. grate 1/2 a carrot (or 1 small one, I had some massive organic carrots so only used half)
  1. 6-7 slices off leek
  2. 1/2 courgette (Zucchini) … or one small one
  3. 5-6 cocktail tomatoes

1 handful rocket

Saucy Bits

1/2 pack of Philadelphia extra light fresh cheese

1/2 cup of dry white wine (or water)

Juice of 1/2 lemon (now if you do not use wine use more lemon juice and some water)

Tip: My niece and I LOVE lemon and we usually put so much lemon into things that you can really taste the zingy flavour. My sister always complains about this. So I try to tone down my measurements but if you are not sure try with half of the suggested amount and then add more as you like.

Putting it together

1st Step

As usual start with the base of the first 5 ingredients on the vegetable list

Tip: I have the carrot in there because if the carrot is immersed in the olive oil and browns a bit when frying, it quasi caramelizes a little and brings out the sweet tones in the dish.

2nd Step

Now add all the fishy bit & the wine (or water)

As well as the leek

These are the ingredients that take longest to cook

Let simmer until you are sure that the fish is done

Tip: When fish is done it easily falls apart

3rd Step

Throw in courgettes & tomatoes

Add the cheese & lemon

Crush some black pepper over it

Stir well

4th Step

Now add the Rocket

Stir well

And serve with the pasta

In using the low fat fresh (creme) cheese I am saving on using loads of olive oil, this way getting a lot of sauce without getting all the calories.

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