Saturday 12th March 2011
(Pan con Tomate, Pescadito Frito, Patatas Bravas, Empanadas, Ensalada Verde.)
My wife cooks fish on Wednesdays. It’s one of her two nights to cook because I get back late from work on those nights. Everything she cooks is tasty but she doesn’t find it at all easy.
Each week she choses a different fish; Salmon, Mackerel, Hake, Sea Bass or whatever takes her fancy.
Today was my day to cook some fish so as she has been requesting whitebait (pescaditos fritos) for a while I thought I’d combine it with a selection of tapas.
The woman in the market gutted the whitebait so all I needed to do was dust it with flour,salt & pepper and throw it in the fryer. I did all of the above but put the whole 500g’s into my tiny fryer in one load.
Of course, it all stuck together so it didn’t turn out quite how I wanted it to. It was edible but not the perfect little fried fish I had hoped for.
The empanadas, on the other hand, were great. I put a little bit of basil in with the boiled egg,tuna & tomato filling which made all the difference.
My wife’s verdict on my efforts;
“It’s all lovely Jon, thank you.” She said.