Getting through the mountain of parsley

I wrote last week about my attempt at curbing the wild ways of the parsley growing in – or should I say taking over – the vegetable garden.  With the mountain of parsley I pulled out I made a big batch of parsley pesto which filled two jars and covered with a little olive oil will be a handy addition to the pantry for those nights when things have not gone to plan and I need a super fast, healthy and delicious dinner – oh wait that’s every night, perhaps it won’t last all that long after all.

I’ve also been reading quite a bit about parsley – some turning up in odd places – over at the Suburban Tomato where Liz thinks parsley is a must in just about every meal, a woman after my own heart.  So in light of all the parsley praising I thought I’d share another of my favourite parsley recipes (be warned this is no weight watchers meal!).

Whiting in Sour Cream with Tomato and Parsley

2 Whiting fillets (or any white fish fillets)
knob of butter
salt and pepper
2 medium tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
150ml sour cream
100g Gruyere cheese, grated

Melt butter in a shallow serving dish under the grill.  Remove from the grill and put the fish in, turning so that the buttered side is up, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Grill for 2-3 mins.  Meanwhile chop the tomato finely, place in a bowl and combine with herbs, sour cream and and 3/4 of the cheese.  Spoon the mixture over the fish, sprinkle with remaining cheese and return to the grill for another two mins, until bubbling. Serve immediately and enjoy.  Tonight I teamed this with sauteed broccoli and asparagus and potato wedges.



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7 Responses to Getting through the mountain of parsley

  1. Phoebe says:

    That sounds very tasty!! I’m new to fish and am keen to try this. Thanks for the recipe!
    For some reason I can’t seem to grow parsley well…

  2. Barbara Good says:

    Hi Phoebe, hope you enjoy this recipe, it’s very quick and easy too which is always a good thing.

    As for growing parsley, there’s an old wives tale that says only witches and pregnant women can grow parsley – I’ve been pregnant for a substantial period of the last three years and my parsley has never done so well. Though perhaps taking up witchcraft would be easier than having a baby?

  3. Suzanne says:

    I think there is a bit of witchcraft envolved in having babies and being a mother!!!!!

  4. Liz says:

    Yum this sounds lovely – I’ll have to give it a try this week. Thanks for the link – that was very nice of you!

    • Barbara Good says:

      A pleasure Liz. I was writing my shopping list last night and looked up several recipes from your blog. Hopefully we’ll be trying your cauliflower curry and your corn and carrot fritters. So thank you!

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