Saturday, August 23, 2014

Typical Dutch: Fishy Oven Dish

In the Netherlands it is very common to have potatoes, veggies and some kind of meat / fish for dinner. I grew up on these not very original meals and as soon as I started cooking, I kind of banned it from the menu ;) However nowadays, we do eat this every fortnight or so. Serving the potatoes, veggies and fish as an oven dish is a bit of a twist on the classic Dutch way of eating and it became very popular for years now. I do prefer it myself as well, because it allows a bit more creativity in the kitchen. Still it is simple, easy and budget friendly. The original recipe is from the AH website.

Fishy Oven Dish with Cauliflower (serves 4)
- 1 cauliflower
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 spring onions
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 300 gr pangasius fillets, defrosted
- 700 gr potato slices
- 100 gr grated cheese
- 200 gr creme fraiche

If the potatoes are pre bought in a bag, then make some holes in the bag with a fork, and microwave them for about 3 minutes. Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees. (We have a microwave oven, so we have to use the microwave fist before we can pre heat the oven) Cut the cauliflower in florets and boil for about 8 minutes. Cut the spring onions in rings and bake them shortly in some olive oil. Cut the fish into chunks and put some curry powder on them. Add pepper and salt to taste.

Place the cauliflower on the bottom of the oven dish. Put the fish and onions of top of that and the potatoes on top of the fish. Mix the grated cheese and creme fraiche together and pour this on top. Place the dish in the oven for about 25 minutes.

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