Saturday, November 21, 2009

Weather Permitting...

Just one recipe today, and unusual in that this is recipes was originally for 'slimmers', so fairly low calorie, and also is a dish made with both fish and cheese - something that the Italians would throw their hands up in horror, for they believe the two should never be cooked together.
You will note that 'low-fat' spread is used to cut down the fat and calorie content, but non- dieters could use 'ordinary fats' instead. This is a meal to serve five dieters, although probably makes only enough for 4 people with normal appetites.
Fish 'n Cheese Crumble: 4 cod steaks
1 oz (25g) low-fat spread
1 oz (25g) plain flour
half pint (300ml) skimmed milk
1 tblsp chopped parsley
salt and pepper
Put the cod into a one and a half pint (825ml dish). In a pan melt the spread and stir in the flour, than slowly stir in the milk and heat until thickened. Season to taste and stir in the parsley, then pour this over the fish, allowing it to run around and also under the fish. Make the crumble (see below) and sprinkle this on top. Bake at 190C, 375F, gas 5 for about 40 minutes or until golden and crispy on top.
crumble topping:
2 slices white bread, crumbed
1 oz (25g) low-fat spread
1 oz (25g) cheese, finely grated