Monday, February 18, 2008

Baked Linefish with Minted Mango Yoghurt

4 x 200 g portions filleted linefish; skin on 60 ml olive oil

salt, milled black pepper, cayenne pepper

30 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice Tabasco sauce

Minted Mango Yoghurt

250 ml plain, thick yoghurt

1 medium, ripe stringless mango, peeled, pipped and chopped

leaves plucked from 2-3 sprigs fresh mint

Set the oven at 220 °C. Pour the olive oil into a baking dish to fit the fish snugly, add the fillets and turn to coat. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with lemon juice and a few drops of Tabasco.

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Bake uncovered for 10-12 minutes until cooked.

Minted Mango Yoghurt: While the fish is cooking mix together the yoghurt, mango and mint in a food processor. Purée smoothly and season with salt and pepper.

Pour the minted mango yoghurt sauce over the fish and place under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with a dash of cayenne pepper.

To Serve: Place fish on warm plates and serve with sautéed potatoes and lightly cooked vegetables.

Serves 4

Black Mushrooms

Rolled in Sesame Seeds, with Prawns,

Julienned Vegetables and Indonesian Peanut Sauce

4-8 large black mushrooms (1-2 per serving)

200 ml sesame seeds

cake flour

2 eggs, lightly beaten

Peanut Sauce

30 ml olive oil

100 ml Ketjap Manis

60 ml peanut butter

Prawns and Julienne Vegetables 16 large prawns, shelled and deveined

300 g julienned vegetables (carrots, leeks, celery, red, green, yellow peppers)

olive oil

5 ml crushed garlic,

5 ml finely chopped fresh red or green chilli (discard seeds, or add for a hotter dish)

5 ml crushed green ginger

5 ml finely sliced fresh lemon grass stalks small bunch fresh coriander, chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Set the oven at 180 °C. Grease a baking tray. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan.

Roll the mushrooms in flour, dip in beaten egg, and coat with sesame seeds. Place on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Peanut Sauce: Mix the ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer, stirring constantly, to form a smooth sauce. If it's too thick, add a little water or chicken stock.

... andjoyohoxing