Ever since I moved down to Whangarei I have been attending the Saturday morning Growers Market. I bought fruit, vegetables and meat. It is only recently that we have started going in earlier to purchase fish or seafood. Even going in early the filleted fish is often sold out. Last week there was only school shark available in the filleted fish but we were able to buy a couple of Sole. We also buy pottles of shelled mussels and either Doug makes fritters or I make a chowder.
Yesterday morning we got to the market at about 6.40 a.m. although it cleared it had been raining heavily during the night and early morning and we thought the number of people attending might be down. All that was left of the filleted fish was 1 1/2 packs of Tarakihi one of my favourite fish. We usually buy two packs and that gives us three meals for the two of us. This week I managed to freeze enough for two meals for the two of us which left one meal with slightly less fish than usual. We had also bought a pottle of mussels and one of oysters.
We had some oysters for lunch but decided to keep some to have with the fish for our evening meal. I made a mash of agria potatoes, kumara (sweet potatoe) and carrots., creamed leek and sweetcorn and coated the fish and oysters in fine cornmeal before dipping in egg and frying in coconut oil. The remainder of the egg was fried as well. Everything came from the market (the sweetcorn was bought over the summer and then blanched, taken off the cobs and frozen in small packs for use over winter).
I think the meal looks a bit bland as everything is quite pale but Doug thought it so delicious that he insisted I take a photo.
From the bottom going clockwise - oysters, egg, tarakihi corn and leeks and the potatoe, kumara and carrot mash.