Sunday, October 26, 2008


I hardly ever cook when I'm on my own. It just seems so pointless somehow, not being able to talk to anyone while eating, not sharing your day over the meal. But man cannot live on porridge and porridge alone, so today I did some Proper Cooking (tm) -- pan-fried plaice with oven-roasted potatoes, carrots and parsnips! (Yes, Ilva at Lucillian Delights sort of inspired me...) It's dead simple, and incredibly delicious!

Ingredients, serves 2

300 g plaice
Coarsely ground rye flour

400 g potatoes
3 big carrots
3 small parsnips
Olive oil


Pre-heat the oven to 200 C/ 390 F.

Prepare the vegetables:
Scrub the potatoes, peel carrots and parsnips. Quarter the veg, and douse in a good amount of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Place in an oven-proof dish, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until soft and edible.

Prepare the fish:
Pat the fish dry with a paper towel, and coat with the rye flour. Salt and pepper on both sides. Place a generous knob of butter in a hot skillet, and fry on both sides until golden brown. Serve as is, or with dill-flavoured sour cream, or some more butter.

I don't have any pictures to show you of the food (my man moved to Bavaria, and took the camera with him. Bastard.), so here's a picture of a dog on a sofa instead.

voffe i soffa


Michelle said...

Hello Angelica! This is Michelle - the lucky recipient of the BBM box you sent! I wanted to say THANK YOU so much, and let you know that I have just posted about it:

But I would really like to write you a proper note/email thank you and I have somehow, in the midst of my unpacking after my recent move, misplaced your note so I cannot find your email address! Would you please email me so that I have it and can send you a real thank you?!

phillipslayden AT gmail DOT com

Michelle said...

My dear, you need to get yourself a new camera (or call that boy and tell him to bring it back!)...though I do have to say that I like the dog on the sofa picture quite a lot! I have never seen rye flour here, but it sounds like it would be delicious on fish!

angelica said...

Michelle: Yes, I know... It's on my priority list, but in the meantime dogs are all I have to offer. :p

wolfprotector said...

Hello, The dog you have on your Article is my friends old dog. His name was Ol' Mike.