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Basa fillets

March 30, 2012

The beloved and I were the only ones eating this evening. Arlo was at Logan’s birthday party (Happy Birthday Logan), and Poppy is in Italy – for a while we weren’t sure whether she and Miriam had been kidnapped by white slave traders as we hadn’t heard anything, but it transpires that neither of them has a working phone. That’s technology – and youth –  for you.

Having no children eating with us is often an opportunity to eat something exotic or very spicy or just different, but today I’m feeling a bit weary so went for an easy option. The supermarket yielded a packet of basa fillets – which is a fish I’d never heard of. It’s apparently a type of catfish which doesn’t taste of catfish and is sustainably sourced. I thought I’d give them a go.

They were OK. Nothing to get too excited about, but nice consistency. Our fillets were coated in a “salt and pepper crust”. Might have been better losing the crust and being cooked in a spicy sauce, but the crust crisped up in the oven (and looked more appetising).

With it we had sauteed, shredded kale and mushrooms with lots of pepper, some garlic mushroom pizza (without tomato sauce – also from a packet) and some mixed, organic salad leaves grown by Tom at Old Cummings Farm which were absolutely wonderful – packed full of leaves, lots of variety and interesting flavours.  Quite uplifting. These were in a packet too – just goes to show you can’t judge a food by its container. Or something along those lines.



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