In lieu of Valentine’s day, I decided to create the perfect one-dish meal for couples to make together. Lies. I write a bi-monthly column for G Magazine (the College of Charleston student publication) and the editor asked that I provide a V-day recipe for sweethearts to cook together. Lucky me – single girl.
Honestly, I am not opposed to this special holiday dedicated to hearts and candy. It is a nice way to celebrate something very important in our world, love. In fact, love is something our world needs more of. I trust that if we all spent more time selflessly loving those around us the effect would be great.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa
One-dish Fish Recipe:
(adapted from BBC Good Food)
• 1 tbsp butter
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 2 chorizo sausages, thinly sliced (substitute with bacon)
• 6-8 new potatoes, sliced
• 1 leek, chopped thinly
• ¼- ½ cup white wine
• 2 fillets white fish, skinless
• handful cherry tomatoes, halved
• 1 bunch parsley, chopped
1. Heat a large lidded frying pan, then add the oil. Tip in the chorizo (bacon) and leeks, fry for 2 mins until it starts to release its oils, then add the potatoes and some salt and pepper. Splash over 3 tbsp white wine, cover the pan tightly, and cook for 10-15 mins until the potatoes are tender. Stir them around the pan halfway through.
2. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Give the potatoes another stir, add the cherry tomatoes and most of the chopped parsley to the pan. Lay the fish on top and top with tsp butter. Splash over 1 tbsp white wine, put the lid on again, leave to cook for 5 mins, or until the fish has turned white and is flaky in the middle. Scatter the whole dish with a little more parsley and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with crusty bread.