Fish fillets (Cod or Hallibut)
200g Emmenthal cheese
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
1 cup of cream
sliced white bread for breadcrumbs
on the vine cherry tomatoes
Firstly invite some guests and hopefully they will turn up wearing furry winter hats to get into the mood for a good bit of Icelandic cuisine.
Then take a baking dish and butter it before placing the fish fillets in to fill the base. Squeeze the lemon all over it lavishly and season with a little sea salt sprinkled all over & a grinding of pepper.
Then came the slightly confusing part (I wasnt convinced it would go until I tasted it - it did!)...... finely grate the 200g of Emmenthal over the fish.
In a cup of cream mix in a teaspoon of dijon mustard and pour all over the fish, then whiz up some white sliced bread and mix with some chopped chives and sprinkle all over the top to cover.
Pop the dish into a preheated oven (180C) and bake for 40 minutes.
Whilst your fish bakes, make up some smooth mash (I used a potato ricer) add butter, a dash of cream and grate some nutmeg in (or for ease - just use Nutmeg powder) and some finely chopped chives (use fresh).
Also put the on the vine tomatoes on a baking tray - sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt & pepper and bake for 20 mins.
Once ready then plate up the baked fish and serve with the mash and tomatoes and enjoy!
I couldnt find any Icelandic wine, but found a nice Austrian white wine to accompany this dish.
Hopefully your guests have not only brought furry hats with them, but have done as ours did and brought a home made Arctic Roll (Jamie Oliver recipe) for desert with them - a splendid way to round off the Icelandic dinner!
Thanks Sandra & Howard!
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