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Welcome to my blog! I'm starting this blog to add some spice to some of your kitchens! I follow a primal lifestyle which basically means I eat a whole bunch of vegetables, good meats, some fruit, nuts and seeds and a little dairy. I avoid eating all grains and try not to eat processed food and limit the amount of sugar I throw down my throat. Basically the name of the game is to eat REAL FOOD. Sounds simple right? But sometimes people find it hard to start to eat this way. So this blog is here to help you (and me) throw together some awesome tasty food . So please stay a while and get your creative kitchen juices flowing again!!

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Baked Fish with Salad and Veggies

I really love seafood but I don't eat enough of it. This dish here is a really easy fish recipe that can be made in about 30 mins.

I use Snapper in this one but you can use any similar fish like Gurnard or Tarakihi.


For the fish parcels:
Snapper Fillets
Red Onion
Sliced Lemon
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Tin Foil
Fresh Coriander for garnish

For the Salad:
Red Onion
Olive Oil
Lemon Juice

For the Veggies:
1x White Onion
2x Courgette
1x Head of Broccoli
Lemon Juice

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Take your tin foil and pull off a strip the width of your oven. Place in the middle of the foil 2 fillets of your fish.

Then on top of the fish layer slices of Red Onion, Tomato, Capsicum and Lemon. Then drizzle over some olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.

Then wrap up the tin foil around the fish nice and tight to make a parcel. If you want to wrap it up with a little more foil then go right ahead.

Place in a roasting tray then into the oven you go with it.

The fish should take about 25-30 mins to cook depending on the size of your fish fillets etc. If I can start to smell the cooked fish aroma coming out of the oven then its pretty much done. (Good use of the word 'aroma' by the way).

While the fish is cooking then it's on to the salad.

This is my favourite salad in the whole wide world. It's my adaptation of a salad you get in Turkey.

Now I can't tell you the exact amounts you need of each ingredient as I go by the 'look' of it.

All you do is finely chop up 2-3 Tomatoes and put in a bowl. Add to that 1/2 to a whole medium sized red onion and a bunch of finely chopped cucumber.

You are basically going for equal amounts of the 3 ingredients. If you think you need more cucumber then add more. If you think it could do with more red onion then add more. Etc Etc.

Drizzle about 2-3 TBSP of Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the salad and the juice of 1 lemon.

Add 2-3 pinches of salt and stir it all up.

Now you will have to taste it. You all taste your food as you cook right? If you can't taste any lemon juice and it tastes a little oily the add more lemon juice and vice versa. Also add more salt if you think it needs it.

When the fish is almost done it's time to cook the broccoli and courgette.

Slice up the white onion and add to a hot frying pan. Roughly chop up your broccoli and Courgette.

Add your broccoli and courgette to the pan and stir for a few minutes. While that's frying away get the juice of 1 lemon ready to throw in the pan.

After a few minutes throw in the lemon juice and immediately put a lid on the hot pan. With the lid on shake it around a bit and then you want to fry it for a couple of minutes more.

On a plate turn out the fish from your foil. There will be lots of juice, you can discard some of this if you wish. Add some chopped coriander to your fish. Add some veggies and salad and again season with salt and pepper and eat!


  1. this is awesome bro...i have experimented with the foil baking of fish before but i'll definitely give this one a go!

  2. Cheers mate it's a good one for sure!