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Thursday, April 30, 2009

tray-baked hake with runner beans and pine nuts

I got this from Jamie Oliver's first book. (You know, that other Jamie...) I made it a bit healthier by using gammon steak instead of bacon. It was super-tasty and really easy. Anyone can make this. If you mess this one up you need to take a long hard look at yourself.

Stuff you'll need to feed four people:
  • About 850g firm, filleted white fish. (Kingklip, hake, Kobeljou etc)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Two packets of runner beans (about 700g), topped-and-tailed and sliced diagonally
  • 200g of cubed gammon steaks
  • A handful of pine nuts
  • 3 lemons, halved
  • About 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
What to do:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius

2. Put the runner beans in a roasting tin with the garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Coat the beans in olive oil and season well.

3. Place the fish in the beans and place gammon on and around the fillets. Sprinkle with pine nuts and drizzle with olive oil. If you are using too much oil use a bit of water instead. Place the lemon halves in the tray.

4. Cover with foil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for a further 20 minutes or until cooked. Serve by spooning the fish out and pouring the juices on top. The lemon halves will be soft and sticky - you will be amazed at how the juice from them will add to the fish.

So there you go. Nice and easy. And washing up is a pleasure.

Jamie Who

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