Saturday, October 20, 2012

The natural taste of fish... WITH SALT!

The trick of the salty fish is the raw material and the oven timing! The rest is only informative!
There is no need for a recipe for salty fish, just use the great timing of Jamie Oliver:

10 minutes for each 450 g at 250ºC,  switch off the oven and let it cook for 15 minutes more (this last step is essential).

All said, buy fresh fish without scales and cleaned (we always do Sea Bass, however you can use Bream, Salmon, Trout, Brill), prepare the oven trail with aluminium foil (easy cleaning), spread 2 cm of coarse salt, put the fish over the salt and cover it with 2 cm. Put some aromatic herbs on the fish cavity (this time was coriander, rosemary and Thyme from our kitchen garden).

The lemon goes to decorate, but some people like to season the fish with it.

The side dish was a fresh salad with green peppers,cucumber, tomato, onion and corn season with olive oil, vinegar and nuts.

Marvellous dish with a good white wine!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chicken legs in the Oven

If you usually buy free-range chicken to prepare for two persons you will certainly have the same problem as me: it is too much, if you do not buy it  try it and you will see that it has nothing to do with the typical battery chicken...

This week I bought a free-range chicken to prepare a soup and as it was too much I decided to prepare the legs in the oven for the following day's lunch

With the help of a mortar mix the pepper grains, salt, two garlic cloves, a splash of extra virgin olive oil and two lime's juice and marinade the chicken in this mix for about 1 hour.

Add a few slices of red pepper, a laurel leaf and take it to the oven for about 45 minutes.
Add the thinly sliced ​​potatoes and take it again to the oven till they are blond and cooked...

Sugar Syrup

After the curiosity and surprise of some friends in the last weekend about what was the liquid that I was adding to some cocktails, I decided to come back writing on the blog with what is nothing more than a simple sugar syrup, an essential tool for prepare or correct several cocktails ...

It is very easy to prepare, put a pan on very low heat and add half sugar and half water and stir until it dissolves completely. Let it cool and store.