Sunday, March 15, 2009

Perchy McPerch comes to stay

A trip to the fish markets was always going to be a treat for the senses - the sights of the fresh seafood laid out for sale, the smells of the sea, the sounds of fresh ice chips being made and vendors yelling out their specials. But I found myself growing more excited by the minute as I deliberated over what to buy for dinner. After much wandering and weighing up, I decided on a whole fish - and Monsieur Perchy McPerch was the lucky winner.


Once home, I filled him up with basil, tomatoes, onion, lemon slices, green chillies, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. I threw in a few cherry tomatoes from the jungle that is tomato season in our garden, wrapped him up in foil and baked him for half an hour. Oh my - the tastiest fish I have had for quite a while.


We ate him with steamed asparagus and sugar snap peas. Dessert was a lovely refreshing Lemon Sorbet. Unfortunately that did not rank highly enough to be photographed, and seeing as Penny of PocketCarnival requested it, I feel obliged to provide this alternative online dessert - a fantastic paper buffet! Hope it satisfies!

8 comments:

vanilla pixie (Carley) said...

Yum, yum, yum!! You always cook the most amazing sounding (and looking) meals. Wish I was a culinary creative...

Penny said...

Oh my gosh that fish has BIG eyes! The dessert looks great, I want a dessert buffet!

RocketGirl said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

carmel said...

Yum!! That looks delish and I don't like fish :) Great photos too-especially the first one

ButtonsByLouLou said...

Looks and sounds great. We often do a whole fish on on the BBQ. Can't say that I would enjoy the smell of the fish at the market though - sometimes not so great!

AnastasiaC said...

i bet it was fantastic!!! i cook fish the same way...or I add chermoula on top - its so easy huh? just bang it in the oven...yummy!!

michvanetta said...

What BIG eyes you have!
WOW it does look delicious :)

Macy Dawn said...

Wow! That guy is intense- his eyes are huge! (I'm still just a small fish out of the water when it comes to catching anything bigger than a trout- so this guy is BIG)

:) macy dawn