Make a tasty meal for the whole family

By Drum Digital
22 May 2014

This veggie mash is ideal for baby (older than six months) and the rest of the family will love the marinated fish. Go on, give it a try for supper tonight.

  • Serves 4
  • Preparation time: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 25 min

You’ll need:

  • 4 hake fillets

Marinade paste

  • 15 ml (1 T) coriander seeds
  • 2 ml (½ t) cumin seeds
  • 5 ml (1 t) ground cinnamon
  • 5 ml (1 t) ground cloves
  • 5 ml (1 t) black peppercorns
  • 2 ml (½ t) cardamom seeds
  • 5 ml (1 t) turmeric
  • 10 ml (2 t) dried chilli flakes
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 10 ml (2 t) dark brown sugar
  • 15 ml (1 T) lemon juice
  • 30 ml (2 T) chopped fresh ginger
  • 30 ml (2 T) oil

Vegetable mash

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 3 madumbe, peeled and diced
  • 2 turnips, peeled and diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 80 ml (? c) cream
  • 30 ml (2 T) butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

To serve

  • 30 g broccoli, cooked

Do this:

  1. Put the fish in a flat, non-metal dish.
  2. Marinade paste: In a hot, dry pan over a medium heat, toast the coriander seeds and cumin seeds until aromatic. Tip into a spice grinder and add the cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom seeds, turmeric and chilli flakes. Grind to a fine powder.
  3. In a food processor blitz the spice mix with the garlic, sugar, lemon juice, ginger and oil to a smooth paste.
  4. Cover the fish in the paste and marinate while preparing the mash.
  5. Vegetable mash: Put the diced vegetables in a pot filled with water and slowly bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes or until soft.
  6. Drain and add the cream, garlic and butter. Mash to a smooth, lump-free consistency and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Pan-fry the fish for 5-8 minute on each side.
  8. To serve: Spoon the mash onto plates, top with the fish and serve with the broccoli.

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