Monday, December 13, 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS - flathead tails with new potatoes, snow peas and beets with a sour cream and dill dressing

We had some pretty amazing seafood down in Ulladulla. Now that we have been back home for over a month now, I am still trying to cling onto those holiday ideals of great food, great weather, great fun!! especially now that Christmas has finally arrived..... I bought some flathead tails from the market (they are also called flathead fillets) We had some delicious beetroot to use up from the garden too. And so this salad was born and my family loved it. I think you could even serve this as a fancy Summer meal with friends! CHEERS!!


2 to 3 flathead tails per person (get them boned at the fish market)
approx 1/2 cup plain flour
salt and pepper
vegetable oil
1 small to medium sized beetroot per person
3 new potatoes per person
approx 12 snow peas per person
1 tub of sour cream
fresh sprigs of dill

how to make your flathead tails with new potatoes, snow peas and beets with a sour cream and dill dressing

Grab 2 pots and fill each of them 3/4 full of water. Pop them over a high heat and bring to a boil. Peel your beetroot and cut into bite size pieces. Boil for approx 5 mins or until tender. Cut the potatoes in half and boil for approx 8 mins or until tender. Drain well and set aside.

Meanwhile, take off the stalky bits of the snow peas and place in a microwave safe dish with 1/2 cup of water and cook for 4 mins (depending on how many you are cooking - this is for 4 people) Drain well and set aside. Take out the sour cream.

get out a frypan and pour in some vegetable oil (the level should come up about 2cm high)Put it over a medium high heat. Lay some baking paper down on a bench and empty the plain flour onto the paper. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Give it a little shake. Alternatively, do this in a bag and then pour it onto the paper. Lay each piece of fish onto the paper and lightly cover with the flour mix. Tapping off any excess. Check to see that the oil is ready by throwing in some of the flour. If it starts bubbling, it's ready. Pop in your fish and brown for a few minutes. Turn and then brown the other side. Done!
Now to assemble. Pop the snow peas on the bottom. give them a light sprinkle with salt. Add the beetroot and potatoes. Drizzle with sour cream and sprinkle over fresh dill. Place your flathead tails over the top and give it all good grinding of salt and pepper.

Merry Christmas Guys............See you 2011!!

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