An opportunity came up to get nice 2kg tench. You don’t see those around in supermarkets much and mine was caught using a harpoon. And as it was my turn to cook I tried again something from Jamie Oliver’s recipes – baked white fish with olives and tomato sauce. Preparing the fish was tricky ’cause I haven’t done it for many years, filleting I’ve never tried. Therefore I didn’t have a proper knife and used my Victorinox. The ending result was a bit ragged and I was surprised how little meat I actually got off the fish. I had red that the tench is covered with thick slime that’s not very easy to get off, but as it was in the freezer for a while and then thawed it came easily off under running water.
Although I didn’t have any real red chili and had to use powder the sauce got pretty spicy and good, but as the pieces of fish were kinda small they got a little lost in there.
And could have used some more material for the salad. Aside from preparing the fish it’s a really easy dinner to prepare.