31 March 2012, 7.30 – 8.30 : Earth Hour 2012
To be honest, due to fishing schedules, family commitments and plenty of wine, we skipped Saturday’s Earth hour and observed it instead on Sunday from 4pm till, judging by Monday morning’s tiredness, well into the night. Family and friends gathered in a cosy courtyard, sheltered from the wind, lit by candle light and enjoyed good food and each others company.
Each person had a story to share, my dad’s fishing tales had us in stitches, other guests shared bits from thier childhood and hometowns. My daughter’s eyes lit up when she had the stage and could relate her story.
SASSI had issued a challenge: Cook only sustainable seafood for Earthhour and they’ll host a pavement concert.
Well our family don’t really need a reason to cook a piece of fish. I love experimenting so used the opportunity to try out some of the sustainable dishes I’ve been developing for the market and my Dad caught some Panga in False bay on Saturday. So between us we had a grand selection of sustainable options.
Seared Longfin with homemade tartar sauce
600g -800g Longfin Tuna, cut in slices
1 cup soya sauce
Handful chopped coriander
1cm grated ginger
2 tablespoons oil
Combine soya, ginger and coriander
Marinade Tuna in soya mixture for about 15 minutes
Heat oil on a heavy based frying pan till very hot
Fry Tuna steaks, a few at a time for about a minute a side, depending on your preference
Place on serving platter and garnish with sesame seeds and fresh coriander
This easy as (fish) pie tartar sauce is always a winner, I’m often asked what my secret sauce is but am embarrassed to say my 3 ingredient tartar sauce is too simple to keep a secret.
1 jar Nola mayonnaise
1 small jar capers, drained
1 small jar cheap (large) gherkins, drained but save some of the liquid from the bottom of the jar that contains the tasty bits and mustard seeds
Pulse the gherkins and capers in a food processor until fine but not smooth. Mix with the mayo and voila, delish tartar sauce for any fish dish or chicken or potato or salad….you get the idea!
For more idea’s on how to cook sustainable fish, check out my recipe page: My recipes.