Fish, a healthy start to the year

So for those of you that have read Healthy food tips will have realised I’m trying to fit in more fish than I’ve had recently so tonight is a double whammy – smoked kippers and trout with boiled new potatoes and steamed cauliflower. I’m going to assume you can managed the potatoes (reduced price new potatoes) and (reduced price) cauliflower yourselves? I’m fortunate enough to have been given many years ago a thick bottomed hob top three-tiered steamer which works well for me and is tried and tested (and “no” I still don’t add any salt).

For the fish then… nothing too complicated, my preferred method of fish cooking is to wrap in foil with a small knob of butter, a grind or two of seasoning, a splash of lemon and a tablespoon of boiling water per fish fillet and into the oven for quarter of an hour at a moderate heat. Quick, simple, retains flavour – trout and kipper both have fantastic flavour and again, as with all fish, I regularly pick up reduced price fish in the evenings at the larger supermarkets – especially those with fresh fish counters.

You know it’s Christmas when…

…the parcels arrive – ok, ok so its not technically a Christmas present and Sushi is not considered the most traditional of Yule Tide cuisine but I’m excited all the same and it’s been an eagerly awaited knock at the door from dear old postie:)

In fairness and all joking aside I was pretty impressed with the turn around in getting it out to me anyway we only ordered it at 12:30 on the Thursday 15th and it arrived early morning of the 17th so definite spot on at this time of year:) Fast delivery, securely wrapped and all intact – can’t ask for more.

Had planned on ordering sooner but we’d been distracted by the lead up to yesterdays events but now that’s out the way I’m ready to crack on. So I better explain – after many years of eating sushi all over the Far East and now, as you know, with a pressing need to be eating healthy food regularly I’ve been looking further and further into the opportunities presented by sushi and I’ve discovered a thriving community of home Sushi makers here in the UK and many more restaurants than I expected.

I even tried applying for an apprenticeship in one of the South Yorkshire sushi restaurants but was advised by the college that as I already have a degree I wouldn’t be eligible:(

That being the case I’ve decided to take the plunge in the home kitchen and, after research  found that SushiSushi are considered *the* sushi supplies shop in the UK and placed my order for an all inclusive 4 person kit (I do have a mish-mash of odds and ends from my travels but decided to start from the beginning) Yes you guessed it – its that parcel that’s just arrived so I’m off to have a read up and see what fun I can – its been a few years, wish me luck:)