Britain is going through very bad weather condition with lots of weather warnings…..strong winds and heavy snowfalls in many parts of the country. There are areas where thousands of homes were left without electricity due to the severe weather and transport disrupted. Imagine going through this freezing weather without heating! If that happens to Aberdeen, I think I will take the next flight home to hot Malaysia!
One of the best ways to go through this type of misery is to cook good food. Cooking keeps my kitchen warm while good food helps me to forget about the bad weather condition outside the four walls of my house.
I love to cook fish because not only is it delicious and healthy but also very quick to cook. Just the other day I made a very delicious fish stir fry dish with neeps and tatties. Now, that’s very Scottish names for swede and potatoes. I received some freshly diced neeps and tatties from Scotty Brand….such a thrill. They come in 500g packets and are available in Asda.
Scotland is celebrating Robert Burns’ night on the 25th of this month. I attended twice since I came. Robert Burns was Scottish poet and lyricist. During such event, his poetry will be read. Haggies and stovies will be served with Scottish oatcakes too. I cant take the traditional haggis. However I had tried the vegetarian haggies and I find them quite nice.
These neeps and tatties can be used to cook stovies or even mash. After cooking, just mash it with some butter, cream and seasoning. To make the mash more special, drizzle some whisky over the mash and enjoy. I’m going to try that soon.
Here’s my simple recipe for the Stir Fried Fish With Neeps And Tatties recipe.
500g fresh fish (cut into bite size pieces)
2T corn flour
a handful of coriander (chopped)
Mix up the fish with the salt and corn flour. Let it marinade 30 minutes. Heat up some oil in a fry pan and pan fry the fish on both side. Dish up. Coating the fish with corn flour prevents it from breaking up too much and also helps the fish to stay soft. It’s ok if some of it breaks up. I think it looks nicer….hehe
2 big onions (peeled and cut into pieces)
1 knob of ginger (thinly sliced)
Heat up some oil in a frying pan. Fry the ginger until lightly golden. Then add the cut onions. Keep stirring until translucent.
Ingredients C (seasoning)
1T Korean bean paste
1T white wine
Add all of Ingredients C to the onions. Stir to mix well.
250g Scotty Brand nips and tatties (cook with some water for 12 minutes and drain)
1T corn flour
Mix the corn flour with the water and add to the frying pan. Keep stirring until the sauce boils.
Add the cooked neeps and tatties to the sauce. Mix well.
Then add the fish and the chopped coriander. Mix well and dish up. Serve while hot.
This dish is very good served with rice. Maybe even over noodles. If you like it spicy, just add some chopped chillies to it. Or maybe some chilli oil.
If you like, you can cook extra for the next day. I had some left over which I heated it up for lunch the next day. It tasted just as good.
Hope you are eating healthy and doing your regular exercise. Do enjoy each day and smile! Til then see you in my next post.
Other Scotty Brand recipes that you may be interested:
Best Spicy Roast Potatoes
Scotch Broth - Healthy Scottish Soup
Spicy Chinese Potato Strips
Cooking Chicken Curry Is Really Simple And Easy
Scottish Food - Salmon Stovies
Raspberry and lemon Curd Trifle
Spicy Baby Potatoes And Ikan Bilis
Baby Potatoes And Roast Duck Stir Fry
Healthy Carrot Soup
Quote of the day……
“We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes