Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Brain food

After a day sat in front of the laptop scratching my head and not getting very far, I decided that I needed some brain food. So I went hunting in the freezer and found some trout fillets. So I decided to cook them in parcels. I also made some potato boulangerie to go with it. Basically I peeled some potatoes and finely sliced them. I finely sliced an onion too. I put some of the onion at the bottom of a greased small casserole dish then half of the potatoes. I then put some more onion and some finely chopped garlic, seasoned with pepper. I then finished with more potatoes. I poured over 250 ml of vegetable stock. Seasoned with pepper and dotted some butter over the top. This was covered and put in the oven @ gas mark 5 for 60 mins.

I then made the parcels. Chopped a leek and divided it between two sheets of tin foil. I placed the trout fillets on top, then some lemon slices on top of the trout. I also placed some butter on top of the lemon and seasoned. I then folded over the tin foil and sealed two sides. Then poured in some vermouth and sealed it up. After the potatoes had been in for 60 mins, I put the trout in for 20 mins and took the lid off the casserole dish to brown the potatoes.

I can't really say that I feel any brainer, but fingers-crossed that I will feel the effects of the fish oils soon!

The Veg Box arrived, this week we have:

  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Beetroot
  • Cauliflower
  • Leeks
  • Swede
  • Celeriac
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onions
My brain has started to think about what to with the veg, thats not good it should be thinking about my PhD!!!!


laughing snail said...

Found your blog on IMBB - hang in there with the thesis writing! I finished my PhD a few years ago now and didn't have the distraction of blogging but its a slog, though very satisfying in the end! Have the omega 3s had the desired affect yet?

Serena said...

Omega 3 still haven't kicked in maybe I need to increase my weekly ration of fish! Thanks for the words of encouragement, I am sure that I'll get there in the end!