5. Juli 2007

and thanks for the fish

i am having a rough time healthwise right now and i am not in the mood for anything at the moment. i just finished cortisone iv treatment and i am slowly getting back my sleep-wake rhythm. it sucks to be totally off my game! i was not even in the mood for eating or cooking, but i had some zander in my fridge which really had to be prepared. while it might be best to cook this fish in the oven or fry the battered fish i was going for a different fish in the pan - situation. accidentally, actually!

i removed the skin of a zander filet (the european version of walleye) and i fried it in a little olive oil over medium heat. once the fish was done on one side i tried to flip it - what a disaster! it totally broke appart! well, i am not that experienced with cooking fish, but i should have seen this coming. oh, nevermind. i sprinted to my fridge in search for further ingredients for a fish-stew-thing that would cover up this flipping disaster. luckily i found some fennel and green beans which seemed to match perfectly. i kept frying the fish for some more while i was cutting up the fennel. i added it to the pan and also added some cremefine and a spoon full of capers. i put a lid on an let the rescued disaster simmer for a couple of minutes. in the meantime i prepared the green beans and cooked them for about 10 minutes.
zermatschkertes zanderfilet, fenchel und fisolen
i might need a little more experience with cooking fish but i will work on that. the dish itself tasted fabulous, by the way. fennel and fish seems to be a pretty nice combination!


Amy Sherman hat gesagt…

Feel better soon!

christianne hat gesagt…

nice save!

Tea hat gesagt…

Hang in there! I hope you are feeling better soon. In the meantime, I'm rooting for you.

Village Vegan hat gesagt…

I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems. I can't imagine what that must be like. Hang in there!

And your food looks delicious, as always.

Trig hat gesagt…

Were you using a fish slice or a spatula? My dad often tries to use a wooden spatula to turn things over and ends up breaking things into pieces. It looks like some quick thinking had paid off for you here, it just goes to show that using your instincts is an essential psrt of cooking in all situations