Another week has gone and with it the start of Spring. I must say that my shared garden looks more colourful and verdant every day. Now, the Victoria Plum tree is full of blossom which is just fabulous! The first dwarf beans have started germinating and my cabbages are back in production–much to my surprise, I thought that would have been the end but no sign of the plants bolting, great!
Last night saw hubby and I meeting our pals Alessandra–baker extraordinaire and great friend–and Tony to watch the 4K restored version of Roberto Rossellini’s Roma Citta’ Aperta… what a wonderful movie, and the face of Annarella Magnani, unforgettable and unique, not to mention Aldo Fabrizi’s Don Pietro, well… wow! for more info on showings (the film is doing the rounds in the UK these days) check:http://www.bfi.org.uk/whats-on/bfi-film-releases/rome-open-city. Don’t miss it!
On Friday, I took the opportunity to offer hubby a taste of cod cooked as we do in my family (well, one of the ways, but this is a favourite by far, or so my Dad says! :))… with onions, tomatoes and sultanas! I know it sounds odd but the sultanas’ sweetness cuts the acidity of the tomatoes and the onion and chilli pepper bring all to the perfect T! 🙂
So here we go… for 1
One 150 g piece of cod loin
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
400g chopped tomatoes
1 pinch chilli pepper
salt to taste (you won’t need much)
1 small dash white wine vinegar
Heat the oil in a pan and sweat the onions til translucent; add the fish and fry on both sides a couple of minutes each side just to colour; add the sultanas and tomatoes, the chilli and leave to simmer for about 10/12 min on a medium heat, til the fish is thoroughly cooked; add the vinegar and adjust seasonings; up the heat to allow the sauce to thicken (another 3/4 min will do). Serve at once.
This is lovely served with some steamed potatoes, sliced and dressed with olive oil and fresh herbs like oregano or parsley.
Have a good week all!