Gourmet Fish and Chips

Gourmet Fish and Chips
Gourmet Fish and Chips

Gourmet Fish and Chips

During the second half of the 19th century, trawl fishing rapidly developed in the North Sea & the railways were able to quickly transport the fresh seafood. This made fish and chips a stock meal among the working class in merry olde England.

In fact, the first fish and chips shop was opened in London in 1860!

Unfortunately, fish and chips conjures up images of battered, deep-fried fish, deep-fried chips, cholesterol & fat.

But wait!

What if it doesn’t have to be like that? What if you could have healthy fish and chips? What if they tasted far better than the traditional recipe?

What if you could eat gourmet fish and chips!

The following fish and chips recipe has three parts:

  1. The Sauce
  2. The Yam chips
  3. The Fish

The Sauce

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Ingredients for the sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 6 Olives (halved & sliced)
  • 4 forkfuls of Sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic (crushed & diced)
  • 1 tbsp Basil
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce
  • Liberal amounts Ground Pepper
  • 10 Asparagus (chopped)
Gourmet Fish and Chips
Just before adding tomato sauce.

Place olives, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, basil & pepper in small pot over low heat. Once simmering, add tomato sauce & asparagus. Turn temperature to lowest setting. Cover with lid.

This tasty sauce will be poured over the cooked fish. It also acts as a ketchup substitute to dip your chips into (without all the sugar & corn syrup you find in commercial ketchup).

The Chips

Gourmet Fish and Chips
Slice up some yams.

Ingredients:

  • 5-7 Yams sliced
  • Parchment paper
  • Sprinkled Cayenne
  • Liberal amounts Ground Pepper
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Parchment paper makes clean up way easier!
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Yam chips: spiced & ready to bake!

Sprinkle the parchment paper with cayenne & pepper. Spread out the yams. Sprinkle more cayenne & pepper over the yams.

Bake at 350 ℉ for 30 – 40 minutes or to however crispy you want your chips.

The Fish

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Don’t even think about battering or deep-frying. This fish is ready to be baked!

Ingredients:

  • Two pieces of cod (or whatever fish you choose)
  • Parchment paper
  • Pepper

Line a casserole dish with parchment paper. Place the rinsed fish in the centre. Grind some pepper over the fish. Close the top of the paper.

Add to oven with the chips. Bake at 350 ℉ for 15 – 20 minutes

Gourmet Fish and Chips!

Gourmet Fish and Chips
Gourmet Fish and Chips. Tastier than the traditional recipe!

Place the cooked fish and chips on two large plates. Spoon the sauce liberally over the fish. Make sure there’s enough sauce to dip your chips in! Pour yourself a beer or a glass of wine.

Enjoy!

– LEONG Orthopaedic Health

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