I’ve been wanting to do a fish dish for a while and have been searching for the right one – I don’t tend to cook fish at home very often, but I’ll definitely be making this again. It was surprisingly tasty and a good way to use up some of my veg box courgettes and cherry tomatoes. The recipe can be found at House & Garden. The site looks to have a lot of interesting recipes, so you may be seeing something else from there soon!
For the fish, I used a hake steak from the local fishmonger, but everything else I had on hand. A quick recipe that was easy to adapt for one person.
For the wines, I chose two French whites, Jean Sablenay Muscadet 2012 (£5.99 at Majestic) and Domaine Guillaume Cabrol Picpoul de Pinet 2012 (£7.99 at Majestic). The Muscadet, from the Val de Loire, was quite dry and had a grassy, mineral to it, while the Picpoul, from the Languedoc, was bone dry with hints of lemon. Both paired nicely with the fish, though the Muscadet was easier to drink on its own
Picpouls tend to come in a distinct bright green bottle, tall and thin with a decorative design in the glass (around the neck, it looks like breaking waves). I’m told using that type of bottle is not required, but producers do so to stand out.