Friday, 29 January 2010

A blog drew my attention recently to a plan that some other bloggers have to try 52 new recipes in 2010. I figure that a challenge like that looks like a good one and it may also give me a good reason to make better use of the large number of cookbooks that are sat in my kitchen.

I figure 52 in a year is only one a week and that shouldn't be too difficult, should it? I admit things may get a bit difficult , but I'm determined to give it a go. I'm not sure if there are any formal rules so to speak, but I plan to count any recipes in my tally - main meals, puddings, starters and baking. We're a couple of weeks into the year, but I can think of at least two new things that I have tried - and one of them I even took a photo of - so off I go. I'll aim to record them all on here.

White Fillets marinated in a homemade pesto

An easy homemade versatile sauce that goes with pretty much anything.

50g/2oz basil
30g/1oz pine nuts, toasted
30g/1oz parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
85ml/3fl oz olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Put the basil, parmesan, garlic and pine nuts into a food processor and season well.
2. Whiz together and with the motor still running, pour the oil in until the pesto thickens.
3. Store in a clean jar in the fridge covered with a slick of oil to prevent it drying out.

I doubled the amount coated the fillets with half the amount .I baked them.Served with tagliatelle that was then coated in the remainder of the pesto. i placed the fillets on the pasta and lightly mixed. A lovely salad anointed with lemon and a touch of oil


Mitch said...

Came across your blog - great because though living in the Seychelles I have no clue how to make any traditional dishes! This looks great but one problem we do have is getting ingredients - pine nuts a rarity - any recipes that use produce easily available here would be wondrously welcome! Added a link to your blog on mine

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Ann said...

What a great find! I have embarked on a journey to cook my way around the globe and am searching for Seychelles dishes. THese look wonderful. In my research, I read that fried tuna in garlic is rather popular. Do you have a receipe? My blog is at
I hope you'll visit!

pattas said...

;sounds like an enjoyable dish to me.. thanks for sharing and following my blog..:))

crochet lady said...

That looks like a great way to fix white fish! Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Ágnes Kovács-Gliba said...

could you please help me what kind of fruits and vegetables are in the Seychelles in April?