The first time I made this it turned out really bland, so I added in some cayenne pepper to spice things up a bit and it worked, this is nice with a spicy twist. Life has been ridiculously busy over the last few weeks with going back to school, but I shall try to keep up with the blog as term progresses. I am also slowly getting closer to having my kitchen redone! The tiles are ordered and the paint is bought, the units are being delivered in a week and the builders start the week after! I'm kind of looking forward to it, but dreading the mess! I can't wait to have my shiny new oven though! Chicken Kiev and chips here we come!
Summer Fish and Pepper Stew (adapted from Good Food Magazine July 2007)
2 cloves garlic , crushed
1 onion, halved and sliced
2 peppers, 1 red and 1 yellow, sliced into strips
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp small capers, rinsed
1 small glass white wine
500ml light chicken stock, fresh, cube or concentrate
400g baby new potatoes, halved
300g raw prawns
400g skinless plaice fillet, cut into strips, or other white fish
a small bunch basil, shredded
Fry the garlic, onion and peppers in a little oil until completely softened, add in the cayenne pepper and stir for 30 secs until you can smell the spice. Stir in the capers then add the wine, stock and potatoes and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
Add the prawns and plaice and cook for 3 minutes. Stir through the basil and serve in bowls with crusty bread.