Angelfish with Millet Risotto makes a very interesting meal!
Snoek is a fish that is indigenous to South African waters and is available during the winter months when you can see fisherman trying to sell their “Day’s Catch” on the side of the roads. It is a very popular fish and here are some of my fellow South African foodies who have made classic recipes such as smoorsnoek, snoekbraai and snoek pates.
At the moment it is not in season, but a fish that is available at the moment is Angelfish. It sold for R23.99 per kilo yesterday and it was a good buy for filleted, boneless fish. Angelfish has a texture very similar to snoek – the flesh is dry and firm, not at all like hake or kingklip.
Angelfish is ideal for smoking and that gave me the idea to add the smoky taste without having to take out the smoker. I had to think of something to keep the fish moist and came up with this idea – stuff the fish with feta, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto and wrap it in bacon before you bake it.
Angelfish with Millet risotto
about 1kg angelfish – filleted and skin removed.
1 rings feta cheese
sun-dried tomato pesto
salt and pepper
250gr bacon rashers
Pre-heat oven to 180CCut the fish in even-sized blocks – about 6x6cm( I got 2 bocks out of one fillet). Cut the feta cheese in “sticks”(about the size of a potato chip). Lay a piece of cheese on one block of fish, top with the 2 pestos and then another piece of fish. Wrap in bacon – I used 3 rashers per “parcel”. Secure with kebab sticks and bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes. I overcooked my fish slightly, so consider yourself warned.
1 onion – finely chopped
3 cups vegetable stock
125ml white wine
1 Tbsp olive oil
100ml grated parmesan cheese
Saute onion in olive oil. Add millet and stir until all grains are covered with oil. Add wine and cook until the wine is absorbed. Add all the stock and cook until thick and creamy. Stir in the cheese and serve piping hot.
Last but not least, I received another award, this time from the blogger who is living my dream(in France.) Her name is Hopie and her site is called Hopie’s Kitchen.
I received this Yum-Yum blog award from her and it is so special to me, because that is exactly what I am after when preparing a meal – the Yum factor! I pass this award on to every blogger that I visit on a daily basis – I am gob-smacked at some of your creations. Thanks Hopie!