Quick fish supper

I’m probably a bit slow on the uptake, but i’ve discovered a fantastic service at the Waitrose fish counter. It’s called Garnish and Go and it’s the key to a rapid fuss-free family supper.

You basically choose your fish and the lovely person behind the counter (and of course they’ll be universally lovely if they work for Waitrose) asks you what kind of flavoured butter you’d like with it, maybe you’d like some fresh herbs madam, how about a few slices of lemon?

They then put it in a special heat sealed bag which you literally just bung straight in a pre-heated oven and then out comes your delicious evening meal!

I chose some cod, lemon and herb butter with some extra slices of lemon and a scattering of fresh parsley. They don’t charge you any extra for this service – just what the fish would cost.

While the bag was cooking I boiled up some new potoatoes which I served roughed up with the juice of a lemon, a good glug of olive oil and a large pinch of sea salt for the grown ups and just a spot of pesto for the littlies.

Is it just me or is pesto the new ketchup? My brother and I wouldn’t eat anything unless it was smeared with ketchup. I’m ashamed to say even roast dinners got a squirt. With Arlo and Sam, it’s all about the green stuff. Its punchy flavours will distract them from what they’re actually eating. Brilliant!

Anyway, needless to say the pesto coated potatoes went down a treat. The fish and vegetables were shovelled down without so much as a peep.

The whole thing took 30 minutes to prepare and cook. LOVING IT!

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About Katie Bryson

Katie Bryson is a freelance food writer and blogger. She left a career in online news at the BBC to immerse herself in the culinary world, taking in courses at Leiths School of Food and Wine and an internship at Waitrose along the way. Her family food blog www.feedingboys.co.uk is bursting with recipes and tips for feeding hungry families that’ll help inspire all those frazzled parents out there wondering what on earth to cook for tea! She lives in West London with her two young boys and yes, her firefighter husband.
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2 Responses to Quick fish supper

  1. Riccardo says:

    Yummmmy. I had no idea it didn’t cost anything extra. Looks tasty. Interesting read. Hope you’re well.

    Ricky

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