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…