Lavendar Cove Newsletter October/November 2012

October/November 2012 News – Part I

Dear Member:

Tea paired with Fish & Chips

Snowy Mountain Jian
ID# 9341LC
A green tea comes from the region of Wuyi mountains in the Chekiang province of China. A green tea fermented for a short time just to give the long leaves a darker hue, when brewed it gives out a floral sweet aroma.   Country of origin: China Type: Bag    Size: 100 g. (Loose Tea)
Price: $15.00 (sale price)

 “Middle Eastern Fish Salad”

“A Culinary Guide to Herbs, Spices and Flavourings”
By Arabella Boxer, Jocasta Innes,
Charlotte Parry-Crooke, Lewis Esson


1-1/2      tablespoons olive oil
1            medium onion, peeled and chopped
2            mackerel, each about 8 oz. Filleted skinned and chopped
1 oz.      Blanched almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2         tablespoon currants
1            pinch of allspice
1            tablespoon chopped fresh coriander salt
              Freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2      tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1-1/2      tablespoons lemon juice


To garnish:


              Coriander springs
              Lemon wedges


Preparation time:  15 minutes
Cooking time:        15 minutes


1.  Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and fry over a gentle heat until soft and lightly coloured.
2.  Add the mackerel, almonds, currants, allspice, coriander and season to taste with salt and pepper. 
     Cook over a gentle heat for 5 minutes, stirring almost constantly, then stir in the parsley and turn into a shallow serving dish.
3.  Leave to cool at room temperature (do not chill). 
Garnish with coriander and serve with lemon wedges
     and warm pitta bread.