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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Fish Casserole with Mushrooms and French Mustard


This recipe suggestion, from Anne Aobadia at Diet Doctor site, is a hearty and quick low-carb fish dish with a creamy French-mustard sauce - just perfect if you should like mushrooms and herbs - and I do!

Ingredients:
1 lb (450 g) mushrooms
3 oz. (90 g) butter
1 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons fresh herbs, for example basil, parsley or oregano
2 cups (450 ml) heavy (double) cream
2 – 3 tablespoons unsweetened Dijon mustard
½ lb (225 g) shredded (grated) cheese
1½ lbs (700 g) white fish, for example cod
1 – 1½ lbs (600 g) broccoli or cauliflower
3 oz. (90 g) butter or olive oil


Anne's recipe instructions can be found here


Basil is a versatile and widely used aromatic herb. Basil is an annual plant that is easy to grow from seed but is very sensitive to cold. The plant grows well in warm climates and is widely used throughout southern Europe, particularly the Mediterranean, and in many parts of Asia. There are numerous species of basil; some have scents reminiscent of pineapple, lemon, cinnamon or cloves; others have beautiful purple leaves. The variety called holy basil (tulsi) is an essential part of an authentic Thai curry. In Mediterranean regions, basil and tomato is a classic combination. Pesto, made from basil leaves and pine nuts, with parmesan or pecorino cheese and olive oil (traditionally pounded together in a mortar and pestle – the latter lends pesto its name) is another classic dish.


Parsley ... no kitchen should be without a good supply of this multi-purpose herb. It can be used as a garnish and flavouring and as a vegetable. There are two main varieties: curly leaf and flat-leaf. Both can be used for the same purposes although flat-leaf parsley has a stronger flavour and tends to be favoured in Mediterranean cooking.


Oregano is a pungent green herb with a great affinity for a variety of foods, from lamb to vegetables, stuffings and egg dishes. Oregano is closely related to marjoram. It is characteristic of many Greek dishes (particularly lamb) and in the UK is often sprinkled liberally on pizzas. Oregano grows easily in well protected areas in the UK.

... hope you may enjoy this fish dish soon.

All the best Jan

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice suggestion, just may try this out on Friday.

Annie

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks delicious!

Missy George said...

Looks yummy..may have to give it a try..

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This looks so good - pinned it! Thank you! x Karen

Carla from The River said...

Hi Jan,
I have two of the three herbs in my garden. ;-)
Have a great day! Carla

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Thank you for the great recipe!
Fresh herbs are one of the loveliest things... I add parsley to almost everything. :)
Wishing you a happy and beautiful July! xx

Lisa said...

We don#t eat much fish here, my husband sometimes says let's have a fish meal and then when I do one he says it's too fishy!
Drives the cats mad when I do cook it though.
Lisa x