My brother in law friend gave a huge snapper. He caught it by boat somewhere in the sea by the Peninsula. Last night, I roasted it with vegetables as we are celebrating one of my nephew birthday.
Although snapper looks a slight dark charred; its tender juicy from Masala wine and lemon juice. I am relieved and happy that my first time cooking a huge whole snapper and vegetables are delicious.
The aroma Mediterranean spices gives it a satisfying palate and stomach to each of us at dinner. We finished the huge snapper.
Followed by serving up birthday cake, blowing cake and eating another spice dessert -apple cinnamon cake. Recipe coming soon.
1 huge whole red snapper, cleaned and gutted
4 Tbs garlic, minced with a bit oil
4 Tsp cumin powder
4 Tsp coriander powder
4 Tsp ginger powder
4 Tsp sweet Hungarian paprika
4 Tsp chilli powder
3 Tsp dried oregano
3 Tsp Moroccan powder
3 Tsp Baharat powder
3 Tsp salt
3 Tsp black peppercorns, pound finely
3 stalks fresh dill
3 colours and types of cherries tomatoes
3 colours capsicum, sliced into bite sizes
1 medium fennel, sliced thinly
1 medium Spanish onion, sliced thinly
2 lemons, 1 sliced to stuff in snapper and the other for sides
some fronds to stuff in snapper, perhaps 3
a few splashes of Marsala wine (Opt)
Preheat oven 220 degrees C. Pat snapper dry. With a sharp knife, trim off tail a bit to fit into double lined and lightly oil foil baking tray. Then cut off fins and make 5 slits on each side of snapper. Next stuff gut cavity, and push into slits minced garlic with oil. Leave snapper on clean sink board while prepare spices.
To make the spice: combine all the spices powder, salt, and pepper in a deep plate. Use about 3/4 spice rub inside on both sides; pat the spices into the fish pushing into the slits. Set aside remainder 1/4 spice for vegetables.
Place stuffed and rub spices snapper in the prepared baking tray. Next stuff gut cavity with dill, fronds and a some lemon slices.
Sprinkle vegetables with remaining spices and drizzle with oil. Spoon vegetables around snapper with remaining lemon slices. Splash a few splash of Masala wine and generously drizzle oil over everything in tray.
Place baking tray on the lowest oven rack. Roast for 28-30 minutes until snapper and vegetables are cooked through; charred slightly snapper. Serve it straight from oven in baking tray and I squeeze juice from lemon I stuff in the snapper using tong all over it before spooning to individual plate. Serve it with rice, Chinese broccoli, and shredded chicken my mom made and my dad bought sweet and sour spare ribs.
Note: oven temperature may vary depending on size of snapper and how many. You might need less time if you don’t want a charred snapper.
You may use fresh lemon juice to squeeze the juice all over the snapper. You can serve portion snapper using the slits. Serve it with wedges of the remaining lemon and salad.
Just imagine eating the same meal as the Israelites did for forty years. They got creative: baking it, boiling it . But oh!!! how they missed the good food they had enjoyed in Egypt even though that nourishment had come at high cost of cruelty and enslavement!
We too may sometimes resent that our food isn’t what it once was. Or perhaps the “sameness” of food has caused us to discontent.
Do not give up hope. We can still survive when we have faith: God will provide for us. He gives us abundantly may it be resources or natural gifts to fills our soul with “good things”. I am using what God had given me and am sharing it with you.
Instead of pasta or meat meal all the time; let go for seafood to live up our curb for a better nourishment and satisfying meal.
This is healthy delicious creative colourful and satisfying main meal that will make your mouth dripping water!!!! Also various method to liven up your plate with different method of cooking your meat if you insisted on having meat. I have attached the recipe below.
If your family like burgers.
Here’s my burger recipes:beef and chicken: https://helenscchin.com/2018/11/11/beef-burger-caramelised-onion-medley-tomatoes-with-cheese-and-mayo/
Let get cooking seafood dinner!!!!Ingredients
1 packet crumbed whiting mini fillets (bought)
a hand full of Brussel sprouts, stem removed
1 carrot, stem removed and cut into bite size
1 celery, cut into bite size
A few squirts of mayonnaise *Note*
2 Tsp crispy prawns chilli sauce (bought)
2 Tsp XO chilli sauce ( given by friend)
salt and pepper
Preheat oven 200 degree C. Line tray with foil and place fillets. Meantime, bring water to simmering and add salt, Brussels sprouts , carrot and celery.
Then place tray in oven baked the fillets for 12 minutes or until cooked golden crispy. Removed from oven plate up with boiled vegetables. Next drizzle mayo, crispy prawns and XO sauce. Serve with pear cider.
Note: To make your own mayo see my recipe blog:
What is Quiche? Quiche is a savoury meal with pastry crust filled with eggs, milk or cream, and cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables. Quiche can be served hot or cold. I know from my regular food bloggers it is part of French cuisine thus it is also popular in many countries.
I also know that its can be filled with heavy cream, and Gruyere cheese, for I have tasted a sample of Gruyere cheese in a shop selling all type of cheese. I have been told by June Darville that it taste best to add Gruyere in for Quiche. I didn’t get it because its so expensive.
Today, I am making crustless quiche without Gruyere and heavy cream and milk. I have got to have chilli. So I added chilli flakes. I know my Quiche presentation is not good as its my first time making it without pastry.
The taste is what I am after. It’s got to satisfy my stomach. Well, it’s easy, and quick with few ingredients. No hassle in the kitchen and washing up after.
Let get Baking Savoury meal!!!!
1 c self-raising flour, sifted
2 small zucchini, grated
2 small carrots, grated
1 large onion, finely chopped
200 g diced bacon
1 c grated cheddar, parmesan, mozarella cheesess
1/2 c olive oil
4-6 Tbs chilli flakes, sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Beat the eggs in a large bowl until combined. Add the flour and beat until smooth, then add zucchini, carrots, onion, bacon, cheese and oil and stir to combine.
Grease quiche plate. Pour into the prepared pan, sprinkle with chilli flakes. Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with your favourite salad.
Note: Oven temperature may vary. You might need less or more time.#helenscchinrecipes