Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pan Seared Haddock with Broccoli puree (Merluzzo con pure di broccoli)

Here is a great weeknight dinner, pan seared haddock with a broccoli puree, easy and fast.

For the fish:
2 fillets of haddock 110 g (4 oz)
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Heat a heavy bottom pan with the butter and olive oil, season the fish with salt & pepper. When the butter starts to melt add the fish and cook about 4 minutes per side. The fish will cook quickly. When the fish is cooked remove to a plate.

For the broccoli:
1 head of broccoli
1/2 leek
salt & peper
lemon & zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
Cut up the broccoli and leek and heat a pan of water and bring to a boil, add the salt and broccoli and leek and cook till tender. Drain the broccoli and with a blender or imersion blender puree the broccoli and leek, add a pat of butter and season with salt and pepper.
I added a serrano pepper because I love the heat.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chicken, Sausages and Potatoes

This is real easy, just put everything into a pan and into the oven for 90 minutes and it's done, great for a Sunday watching football.
8 or so chicken thighs
4 sausage links
500g (1/2 lb) fingerling potatoes
1 red onion
fresh rosemary about 4 good sprigs, more if you want
zest of lemon and juice of one lemon
olive oil
salt & pepper
4 carrots, cut in half

Preheat the oven to 200 C (400 F). Put the oil in the bottom of a roasting pan. Put the chicken into the pan and rub it with the olive oil, add salt and pepper. Add the sausages and the potatoes, and carrots into the pan, sprinkle the rosemary. Add the zest and juice of one lemon.
Cook for about 90 minutes, halfway through turn chicken pieces over.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mustard seed Salmon with broccoli rabe

A perfect weekday dinner and healthy also. I love salmon and the skin crispy is also yummy. This is very easy and almost does not need a recipe.
Salmon filets
Mustard Seeds
Broccoli rabe
red onion (I usually use garlic, but didn't have any, so I used red onion
olive oil
Make a crust of mustard seeds on top of the salmon fillet. Heat a heavy bottom pan and add the salmon flesh side (the side that has the mustard seeds) down and cook for about 4 minutes, when browned slightly turn over and cook for another 5 minutes.
Broccoli rabe:
Clean and blanch the broccoli rabe for just a minute or two, drain the rabe. In a heavy bottom pan, add the red onion and olive and saute till soft. Add the rabe and cook for a few minutes, salt to taste and your done.