Thursday, 7 May 2009

Sun on Your Plate - Hake with Saffron pan fried Potatoes and Butternut Squash - Yellow Theme

Recipe Ingredients: (enough for 4)
  • 4 skinless and boneless hake fillets (you can also use fresh cod)
  • 8 medium potatoes (cubed)
  • 1/2 butternut Squash (cubed)
  • 5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 piece of ginger (minced)
  • 8 baby corn (cut in half length ways)
  • 1 tea spoon of turmeric
  • 1/3 tea spoon of saffron
  • a little olive oil
  • salt and black pepper (to taste)


Place a two pans on the stove with some water on one you put in the butternut squash and two of the potatoes + one garlic clove, a little salt, on the other just the remaining potato and get these cooked, it should take around 15-20 minutes. (careful not to overcook them)

Meanwhile blend 2 garlic cloves, a little salt pepper, turmeric and two soup spoons of olive oil, the idea is to make a marinade paste to place on the fish, so coat the fish on both sides with it, for a super flavour. As soon as the potatoes are cooked, put the fish in a non stick tray and in the oven preheated to 200c, it will take around 10 minutes to be cooked.

Drain the potatoes (on their own), and place a wok or a large frying pan on the stove, with the bottom covered with olive oil, once hot add 2 garlic cloves, the saffron a little seasoning and the potatoes, let them crisp up before tossing for turning them (don't use utensils to turn them to avoid further mashing of the potatoes) crisp and toss, do this for around 7 minutes. It will get a mix of textures crisp ones and smooth. The flavours gained from the saffron and garlic are amazing couple with the textures.

also while doing that, place another little frying pan on the stove this one with a little olive oil and once hot add the ginger and a little seasoning as well as the corn, and keep tossing it ass you don't want it to burn, as it dries add a few drops of water and again toss and toss, and a few more drops of water until is cooked but you want it still crunchy, to contrast with the pure.

Now drain the potatoes with the buttenut, mash them all nice and smooth and there you have the pure, if you want more creamy ad a soup spoon of fresh cream. That is it just serve your sunshine and eat.

My family when ate this, couldn't even speak, just the following sounds came out Huuummm!!! Aaaahhh! ...well hope you like it too. Cheers!!


Donna-FFW said...

Ok that gorgeous pizza and now this delicious dinner.. what are you trying to do to me here Rico?? And so early in the morning here in NJ.. I am starving now! Looks delicious! As your food always does!

Ricardo said...

I wish I could give you some, but like you said you far away, hehe, obviously what I am trying to do to you has been achieved which was to make you hungry hehe.. bon apetit.Thank you for your lovely comments and visits. :) xx

Anonymous said...

mmm.. saffron - love the gorgeous yellow color!

Ricardo said...

Wow 5 Star, didn't know you loved saffron, I am mad for it but is so expensive..hehe..thanks for visit and comment :) xx

Ana Powell said...

Wow, mas que maravilha.
Parabéns pela participação ao Dia Amarelo.
A minha ainda está para saír amanhã, és imbatível.
Adorei a combinação de ingredientes.
Feliz fim de semana x

Ricardo said...

Brigada Ana, eu pus cedo demais, vamos la a ver se ainda sai, era suposto por só no dia 17...mas ficou uma delicia sim, e normalmente não sou cabeçudo lol :) xx jinhos

Tangled Noodle said...

It's sunshine on a plate - delicious!

Ricardo said...

Thank you sweetie you are very generous. :) xxx

vietnamese said...

five star for your recipe . it looks dilicious

Ricardo said...

Thank you Vietnamese, and I loved your comment and visit. cheers :) xx

Nicole said... constantly amaze me!
Saffron is my favorite spice...and Oh..that pizza...very yummy I'm sure! Thanks for always being one step ahead! Nicole

Ricardo said...

Nicole, You say I amaze you, wow what about that gourmet Sunday dinner of yours, truly impressive. I am grateful for your generous comments and visit. :) xxx

Christelle said...

Lol, you were in a yellow mood! :)))

Ricardo said...

hehe Christelle, yup yellow sunny mood, actually was for a colour theme in another blog, so I though make it all yellow not just some things...and guess what was delicious. :) xxx thx for visit and comment.

Caitlin said...

This looks easy to make and delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Ricardo said...

Caitlin, I very much appreciated your visit and comment. thank you :) xxx


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