✔ saithe – 1 pcs. (750 g)
✔ onions – 1 pcs.
✔ carrot – 1 pcs.
✔ lime or lemon juice – 1 tsp.
✔ herbs – 2 tsp.
✔ salt – 2 tsp.
✔ olive oil – 2 tsp.
Recently in our region began to sell a frozen saithe. Before that, I met it only in canned food. So, when I first saw this fish on the counter, I immediately wanted to buy and try it. Of course, there was a question of how to cook the fish to make it tasty.
A variant with baked in the oven fish on a vegetable pillow came to mind. As practice has shown, it fits perfectly under the saithe. At the same time, the fish remains dietary, so it can be safely injected into the healthy diet. To begin with, let’s prepare a coalfish.
I had it defrosted, partially cleaned. So I cleaned all the husks, removed the air bubble and leftovers. Well washed under running water to finally remove all the films.
If the fish was sold with the head, we cut it off boldly. Then we have 2 options. The first is to cut the saithe on the fillet. The second is to cut the fish in portions. My saithe was not very resilient, so I was afraid that it may begin to fall apart when cutting on the fillet. Accordingly, I cut it into 2-3 cm pieces.
Put the pieces of the saithe dish and mix them with salt, oil, herbs and lime or lemon juice. Mix the fish well so that it is evenly smeared with seasonings on all sides.
We leave it to marinate for 10-15 minutes while we work on vegetables. For a vegetable pillow I prefer to take onions and carrots. In the process of cooking they give a certain sweetness, which is perfectly combined with the taste of fish.
My saithe is not very big, so I take one piece of carrots and onions. If you want, you can increase the number of vegetables. I rub carrots on a large grater, onions – I cut into small dice and mix everything. We will bake the saithe on a baking tray. I cover it with foil and put a pillow of vegetables on top.
Then we put the pieces of fish in one layer.
I close the tray with another piece of foil, and send it to the oven heated to 180°, for 25-30 minutes.
After the specified time, remove the foil from the tray and leave the fish for 5 minutes – a little browning.
As a result, we get very tasty, juicy and, most importantly, diet fish baked in the oven. To my taste, the saithe is something remotely reminiscent of a mixture of hake and catfish. The fish is very tender, absolutely nonfat and not very bony. So, if you think about how to cook a saithe, you should use this recipe boldly.
Bon appetit! Don’t starve 😋