Derby day treat for the family

Well, derby days are different for all the family – but I wouldn’t say that difference is always loved or understood. But you all know that, you football lovers. It’s half past one now here in Hungary, so something like 3 and a half hour to go – and I NEED to read previews, articles, blog posts from all over the world about the match.

So, prior to the kick off it’s always good to do something together – so this time we managed to cook something with my daughter for the family – fish with mushroom and onion with a bit of marinade. Even kids love it, and it’s really easy to prepare, kids can create their own marinade, so no worries, at all.

We had cod at home in the freezer and my wife was clever enough yesterday to take that out for the night. What was important is that I put the fish in a bowl that has whole underneath, so the ice becoming water could drip down to another bowl – that helps you have a dryer piece of fish that doesn’t easily fall into little parts.

So, what I do is put tinfoil to a pan, so it’s easier to clean – and the fish on it. You can add a bit of olive oil or butter but that’s not a must, it works without it, too.

I cleaned and sliced some mushrooms, say 6 pieces, and one onion. I placed one third of the sliced mushrooms on the foil, the put the fish on them. Then the rest of the mushroom and the onion, taken apart to rings.

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Layers of fish, mushroom and onion

Then came my daughter with a bowl, mixing sour cream, mayonnaise, grated cheese, diced mozzarella, salt and pepper together. Pour it all over the things in the pan, use a spoon or anything else to spread.

Preheat the oven to 210-230 degrees Celsius, put the pan in for something like 20 to 30 minutes – and here we go!

fish and mushroom
Ready to serve!

Everybody loves it, and you can make your own sauce if you don’t like mine – it was ready in 50 minutes.

Enjoy and Go Reds!

(Back to preparing for the game!)

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Tilapia with tortilla while beating Aston Villa

And once again the whole thing started similarly for both of us – I mean the team and myself.

We’ve recently decided to eat more fish and the last weekend was the weekend when I was supposed to cook something for the family from the tilapia in the freezer. I found a recipe, we had done everything prior to the match and the cooking – only to realize that the fish needed to be put to a bowl full of lime juice for something like four hours.

Well, so much for lunch – and just as I avoided the thunder of my wife’s hunger the team conceded from a free kick. As if it wasn’t hard enough.

tortilla and fish
Tortilla, fish and salad

So I really had time to rest a little bit – and had time to prepare everything else for the cooking – first the sauces as there are two different sauces to make. Continue reading