BAKED FISH WITH CHILLI-MAYO CRUMBLE. Well what can I say about this recipe? I love mayonnaise with fish and this is the result. That’s simply it! I am constantly obsessed with white fillets covered in a variety of crumble flavours and so this is yet another. You know what’s great about this? It’s a fantastic family meal that is ready in 20 minutes. Yep, another under 30 minute meal. I can see you thinking it’s tomorrow night’s dinner…. And a good idea that would be! LOL

On another note, I can never really put up a post of a fish dish without mentioning my father. Don’t know why but I feel it is essential. So the other day we took my children fishing again (along with my mum) and they had a ball! My son is so obsessed with fishing that he asked to go every weekend. I couldn’t be more happy but also a little sad that once again my father has missed out on seeing a grandchild fall in love with his favourite hobby. Damn life can be a little cruel sometimes. I’m completely aware that I should be grateful for the years I had with him but there still is a little part inside me that feels it’s so unfair to lose him before he even got to meet my children. I wholeheartedly know they would have loved him and the silly facial expressions he used to make when reeling in the big catch. They would love the way he sat on his fishing chair (aka. the rocks by the shore) and sipped on his sweet black coffee, relaxed and waiting for the rod to tilt, showing that a bream or snapper was caught. More importantly they would have loved how excited he got when he reeled in that fish and yelled for us to bring the bucket before he even knew what he caught.

Going fishing also reminded me of the day my brother asked my children, “if you could have dinner with someone, anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?” They both answered “PAPOU JIMMY”. Completely shocked at their unexpected answer, my mum started to cry and I knew that must have been a sign he was still around us. I don’t know whether it is the stories I have told them of the fishing trips we had that made them want to go fishing in the first place, but what I do know is that the fishing blood runs deep in their veins. Super proud of my little fishing troop.

Serves 4

Total time: 20 minutes

4 white fish fillets (600g total)

½ cup GF Breadcrumbs

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup finely chopped parsley

2 tsp butter, softened

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp Tabasco sauce (more if you prefer a spicy taste)

2 tbs fresh lemon juice

2 tbs GF mayonnaise

sea salt / pepper

  1. Preheat the oven 200C fan forced.

  2. Arrange baking paper on a shallow tray for the fish. Pat dry the fish fillets and season with sea salt and pepper.

  3. In a bowl combine crumbs, parmesan parsley, butter, olive oil, Tabasco sauce, lemon juice and mayonnaise. Mash with a fork until well combined.

  4. Spread chilli-mayo crumbs mixture over the fish and bake in oven for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

  5. Serve with a green salad, steamed vegetables or rice.

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