A Quickie from the Cataclysmic Cook

You know it’s pretty naff outside if I’m in the kitchen.  Amazingly I’ve turned out something halfway edible.

Got soaked returning from church.  Ran home to get Mr JH’s waterproof while he had stayed to sort out the sound system for the next service.  Arrived back at aforementioned church after about ten minutes with his mac only to find he’d got a lift home.  Heroically returned in the continuing downpour and after drying out, wrote for an hour.  Got to the end of the chapter I’d been planning all night and decided it must be time for lunch, so made this.

Dead easy; or I wouldn’t have done it:

Soggy Sunday Sea Bass

I roasted a courgette; a few mushrooms; an onion; a clove of garlic and half a red pepper.  I cut them into more or less the same size pieces, shoved them on a warm rapeseed oiled baking tray after seasoning with salt and pepper as well as a little dark soy sauce and roasted them for about twenty minutes.  You can use whatever veg you have in the fridge but I wouldn’t recommend broccoli.

I seasoned the sea bass and fried over a fairly high heat skin side down.  I held it down to stop the fish from curling.

Couscous takes five minutes in a basin and quantities depend on how many you’re cooking for.  I did about a cup for two of usIMG_6781 and added about a cup-and-a-half of freshly boiled water.  I chucked in some fresh parsley and coriander leaves as well as seasoning.  I then mixed in the roasted veg and served with steamed carrots and mange tout.

Lovely warming food on a soggy summer’s Sunday in Sussex.


About jhbooksblog

Hello - I'm Julie Haiselden, an occasional NHS med sec/practice administrator. Mother of three, wife of one, a chaotic cook and published crime/thriller novelist who blogs a bit about books, life and food. School alumna. Occasional am-dram actress/director. I enjoy walking and photography (although my enthusiasm outweighs my skill set). I've recently joined the reviewing team at Whispering Stories and can be found via the following social media sites: http://whisperingstories.com/meet-the-team/ https://twitter.com/juliehaiselden https://www.facebook.com/juliehaiseldenbooks https://www.goodreads.com/ I also accept a few hard copy novels to review.
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2 Responses to A Quickie from the Cataclysmic Cook

  1. Julia Grantham says:

    Sounds yummy & it’s raining here on Martha’s Vineyard today. You’ve inspired me to cook!

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