Fish is the dish – Coley goujons

We are real advocates for seafood and eat it a lot in Chez Dunlop, we probably eat seafood three times a week and Buddy’s nursery always make sure there is some seafood on the menu, so he probably get’s more. We try to vary what we eat, not just from sustainability point of view, but also because different types of seafood are rich in different vitamins & minerals so we are getting the best from our food.

We help other families to include more seafood in their diets by taking part in the Fish is the dish campaign. The Coley for this post came direct from Peterhead from Delish Fish, we now buy most of our seafood online from them.

Buddy loves to help in the kitchen and as he is really fussy with his food if he can help then it sometimes means that he is more likely to eat it. The Coley Goujons that we make are a real hit, they are a bit messy to make, but they taste wonderful and I make a batch and freeze them for future so that I don’t have to make them too often. I normally get 5 goods sized fish goujons out of a fillet.

Ingredients:
1 fillet of Coley (Saithe) cut across the fillet rather than length ways
2 eggs
6 Jacobs crackers, crushed into breadcrumbs with Food Chopper
Plain flour

Method:
1. Put the flour into a bowl, whisk the egg in another then put the breadcrumbs in another bowl

2.  coat the fish goujons in plain flour, then egg then breadcrumbs

3. Fry until golden brown, usually around 5 minutes or so and serve with mash & sweetcorn or peas.

 

Disclaimer: We were sent the Coley for this review by Delish Fish. All views in this post are our own.

Meal Planning Monday 26th March 2012

I’m taking part in Meal Planning Monday hosted by Mrs M. Below is our weekly meal planner.

Meal Planning Monday

Last week I was bad again, I did my meal planning but G Man decided he didn’t fancy what we had one night and then I started to feel ill from Tuesday. Turns out it was a chest infection and after visiting out of hours surgery yesterday, I now have antibiotics and feeling a bit better today. At 38+5wks pregnant, I could do without Buddy & I being ill. Oh and wait for it, G Man now has it, so I’ve man flu to look forward to as well ;-)

Monday -Tonight we are using up some pasta things, I have pregnant Jools pasta sauce in the freezer and G Man has got a four cheese sauce that he didn’t realise had blue cheese in it (doh!)

Tuesday – Scallops & Chorizo – This combination is stunning and we are using our scallops from  Delish Fish we’ll serve it with paprika potato wedges.

Wednesday – We are taking part in the Fish is the Dish campaign and last week we received some fish from The Saucy Fish Company (Blog out tomorrow) we had the Cod in piri piri sauce last week so it’s Sea Bass this week. Very much looking forward to this.

Thursday – Smoked mackerel pate on baked potato with an apple & cumin salad

Friday - Kedgeree – The smoked haddock from Delish Fish is a firm favourite with anyone who tries it!

Saturday – Chicken & bacon pie

Sunday – Roast Chicken and the trimmings, we made this a couple of weeks ago and used the recipe from Karen at Lavender & Lovage for our Yorkshire puddings and they were brilliant. Thanks Karen!

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 19th March 2012

I’m taking part in Meal Planning Monday hosted by Mrs M. Below is our weekly meal planner.

Meal Planning Monday

I haven’t done my shopping or my list for this week as I’ve not got myself together yet, so I’ve looked in the freezer and the cupboards and this is the plan for meals this week. I still haven’t even thought about my batch cooking for when baby come, so if you have any suggestions then please comment below, I need things that I can either cook or slow cook just now to freeze!

Monday -Pepperoni Pizza – I bought a rectangle stone from Pampered Chef recently and it makes the base so crispy, so we’ll have this tonight with rocket over the top!

Tuesday – fresh pasta (shop bought, do you know I’ve never made my own, I’d love to get a pasta maker, but until I try it at someone else’s abode think it would be something I’d get, try and then leave in the back of my cupboard somewhere) with a nice tomato & chilli sauce – I’ll rustle this up.

Wednesday – Kedgeree – The smoked haddock from Delish Fish is a firm favourite with anyone who tries it!

Thursday – Chicken enchiladas

Friday – Pregnant Jools Pasta – This has to be my favourite dish next to kedgeree right now. Again from Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals.

Saturday – Spaghetti bolognese, we will make this in the Pampered Chef deep covered baker which is much like a slow cooker in terms of results but it cooks in half the time. My all time favourite piece of Pampered Chef kit! You just stick in everything raw (frozen if you are like me and forget to take the mince out of the freezer) and it still comes out a scrummy dish.

Sunday – Salmon en croute

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 12th March 2012

I’m taking part in Meal Planning Monday hosted by Mrs M. Below is our weekly meal planner.

Meal Planning Monday

Again this week we did our shopping and didn’t have a delivery, but I know that this is dangerous because we overspent by £20 so I know that I benefit from the online shopping rather than being swayed by the promotions on offer. Lesson learned :-)

This week we are having a few left overs & using up things from the freezer as I really need to batch cook for this baby (due in 3 weeks) and I’ve done nothing!

Monday – Fish pie – made with smoked whiting & coley, it is delicious.

Tuesday – Chicken supreme. This was a staple as I was growing up, no idea where my mum got it from, but it’s a tasty way to use up chicken if you’ve had a roast.

Wednesday – Cod & Chips – We got Cod recently in our Delish Fish order. The fish comes direct from Peterhead market and we are going to make it with Guinness to do a St Patrick’s Day post for the Fish is the dish campaign. (Didn’t get round to this last week!)

Thursday – G Man has band so I need something mega easy so we’ll be making pepperoni pizza and as Buddy has a severe aversion (makes himself sick) to cheese, he will get scampi tonight.

Friday – Pregnant Jools Pasta – This has to be my favourite dish next to kedgeree right now. Again from Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals.

Saturday – Chicken Pie tonight, this is an adapted version of one we saw a while back in Good to Know Recipes.

Sunday – It’s kedgeree this evening as it’s easy and everyone will eat this. Happy days.

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 5th March 2012

Wow, Monday seemed to fly by and after pretending to be the domestic goddess, I made scones, shortbread and sourdough bread with Buddy. We even took the Sainsbury’s order for the week as we had a voucher for £15 if we spent £75. Out of all of the recent shopping deliveries I have to say this is the one that felt best value for money and the produce was good with good dates.

Here is our meal plan for this week:

Monday – Chicken Biryani using the Schwartz sachets, it was absolutely delicious.

Tuesday – We received some really nice products from Macsween, so we plan to have this and let you know how we get on with the new microwaveable products. We are going to have it in baked potatoes as a bit of a change.

Wednesday – Prawn stir fry.

Thursday -Spaghetti Bolognese – This is one of G Man’s favourites, so I will make it for him coming in from band.

Friday – As it’s National pie week, we will be celebrating with fish pie on Friday.

Saturday – I am hopeful that my vegetarian friend is still coming to tea so we are having veggie chilli with tapas to start. looking forward to it.

Sunday – In contrast to our dinner on Sat we are having roast beef with all the trimmings. yum yum looking forward to it already.

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 27th February 2012

We bit the bullet and did our own shopping this week instead of getting a delivery and it was great, I got everything we needed with dates to suit our weekly meal plan. Last week we were naughty and totally deviated from the plans so this week we need to be right back on track. After the cinema outing that cost us nearly £60 we need to get this budget back on track!

Monday – Steak Ciabatta and crushed new potatoes from Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals

Tuesday – Pepperoni pizza – I can’t wait to try this out, our enchilada pizza was such a success I’ve been asked by G Man to put this on the planner.

Wednesday – Cod & Chips – we got our Delish Fish order last week direct from Peterhead and we are going to make it with Guinness to do a St Patrick’s Day post for the Fish is the dish campaign.

Thursday – Haggis – G Man goes out to band tonight so only has 20 minutes in the house before he heads out, so thought this was a good night to try out the microwave haggis courtesy of Macsween Haggis.

Friday – Pregnant Jools Pasta – This has to be my favourite dish next to kedgeree right now. Again from Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals.

Saturday – Mackerel pate baked potatoes – Making sure we are still getting our Omega-3

Sunday – Baked salmon in chilli sauce with sautéed new potatoes.

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.