Surprise hit recipe! Ohhh, this was so good! It’s so nice when a recipe comes along, that doesn’t look much on paper but turns out to be a winner. So it was with this one.
The fish was superb, bought fresh from the sea from the fishermen that caught it, off the coast of Mersea Island.
We chose sole:
and very lovely they were too…
I love using someone else’s kitchen utensils, I have half a mind to pinch this bowl…
The mushroom, soy sauce and ginger accompaniment was GREAT!
Mr R can never resist a Top Cat moment with a fishbone:
And here is the recipe… I’m going to try this one again at home in my own kitchen as I had to guess quantities for everything here. It was fun though, using someone else’s kitchen bits and pieces and not having scales. I was quite proud of myself (usually following recipes TO THE LETTER) about how good both my batter and the sauce turned out. Maybe I CAN cook?! It’s all about confidence innit?
Mia Farrow’s Fried Fish with Ginger Sauce
1.5 lbs flounder fillets
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 pint water
oil for frying
Halve the fish fillets. Mix flour, salt and olive oil, add water to form a thick, smooth batter. Heat frying oil, dip fillets in batter and fry until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and serve with Ginger Sauce.
4oz mushrooms, chopped finely
4 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 oz minced root ginger
1 tablespoon cornflour, blended with a little water
Place all ingredients except cornflour in a saucepan, boil 5 minutes. Stir in blended cornflour and simmer for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
When I was thinking about which recipes to bring with me on holiday, it didn’t dawn on me, that the two I selected (John Cassavetes’ Minted Beef and this one from Mia) would be linked by a movie. As Greg Swenson pointed out in a comment on yesterday’s post – ROSEMARY’S BABY – eek! Spoooooooky!
Hmm. Now I am thinking…. Rosemary’s Baby could be a great film for a Silver Screen Sunday with recipes from Mia, John and one of my very favourite actresses, Ruth Gordon. I feel a plan coming on…
Ha, ha, ha…how very funny! It’s a VERY CREEPY movie…I watched the whole thing last night (but with the sound off) while I was reading and writing… Mia’s recipe here looks to be right up Mr. Alex’s alley…he LOVES fish, and ginger, and mushrooms…maybe we’ll have to try this! Mr.R’s.Top Cat impression is perfect!
It’s probably even creepier with the sound off. I really recommend this recipe. I loved it, and I don’t even like mushrooms! Mmmm – making me hungry just thinking about it again, do let me know how it turns out if you try it xx
Looks delicious Jenny…I love fish and mushrooms, it’s one of those weird combinations that just works!
Loving your floral top too!!!!
Mmm – yes, totally weird but totally good!
I have never seen Rosemary’s Baby but Ruth Gordon was EXCELLENT in Harold and Maude. I just saw her in an episode of The Bob Newhart Show. 🙂
Yes, I LOVE her in Harold and Maude. She’s my favourite Columbo villain too!