Saturday, June 21, 2008

Roasted Lemon and Bay Leaf White Fish from Ainsley Harriot

Once again I bring you a toaster oven recipe. My brother got me a shiny new toaster oven for my birthday and I love it. It is larger than my old one and it is shiny and clean. Toaster ovens are a pain in the butt to keep clean, in my experience. My old one started to get too horrifying to cook in and food started to taste off, so it was time for a new one.

Shiny and beautiful, thanks to my brother!

This recipe comes for an Ainsley Harriot cookbook I recently picked up used. It is called Gourmet Express. It has a lot of single and 2 serving recipes. Preheat your oven or toaster oven and lets get cooking!

You need a nice plump clove of garlic. Sure the one clove was for four servings, but that doesn't matter to me, I love garlic. The more the merrier!

I ran it through the garlic press.

And ended up with glorious minced garlic.

You need some pepper, I used white pepper because it looks nicer than black pepper and that is the only reason.

Add the pepper, parsley and salt to your garlic.

drop in a teaspoon or so of olive oil and give it a stir.

Grab some white fish. I used Pangasius because that is what I had on hand. I really like the flavor of this fish. You could also use tilapia or halibut.

pat it dry if its a little wet and get it rubbed up with the spice and oil mixture.

It is ready to go, but now it needs its bed of lemons and bay leaf.

One lovely lemon.

Slice it up thin and lay it out on some foil.

I didn't have whole bay leaf, but this worked just as well.

Sprinkle it over the lemons.

Lay your fish over the lemons and bay leaf and pop it in the oven.

Serve it with a salad or as I did with leftover cole slaw.

This is a wonderful summer dish. You could also do this in a steamer and it would be fabulous. I have some steamed recipes coming up next week, so stay tuned!

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Thank you again for taking the time to visit my blog and have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Oh.. Fishy! :D I just found a fish monger close to our new apt and I'll be eating plenty of fish now. ;) I just might try this, even though I'm a bit sceptical about the lemon.. But why not giving it a go, huh?


  2. Perfect timing: I'm about to inherit a (bamboo, I think) steamer from my friend Jeanie who's moving. I've not done any steaming, so... I'm excited to see what you have to teach me!

    all the best-

  3. Yum we love fish...well I do lol and Bryan eats everything.