It’s a bit like in a restaurant in term of presentation, but better.
Better because it’s something that you can do whenever you want, at home and with a lot of different ingredients, depending on the season.
Being in the south of France, summertime is amazing for the fresh ingredients, fruits and vegetables.
It’s healthy, colourful and some veggies don’t last for long like the mirabelle plums or cherry plums that last around one month only. It’s time to use them and make tarts, jams, compote…. It will be for a future post.
For now, I made some fish and vegetables, layered, presented nicely. You just need a pastry circle and whatever you want on the inside : meat, crab, mash potatoes, vegetables raw or cooked, rice, polenta…..
Cod and vegggies layers, serves 2 people.
-300g of cod
-2 small zucchini (the best are the seasonal, light green ones if you have)
-4 very small potatoes
-1 red bell pepper
¨Wash and put the red pepper on a tray in the oven at 180°C/350°F till the skin starts to go off (around 20min).
Meanwhile wash and slice the zucchini very finely. Lay them on a tray with baking parchment, add salt, pepper and olive oil. Put it in the oven for 20min till the zucchini are soft and a bit brown.
Boil some water with salt and cook the fish. When the water starts to boil again after plunging the fish, turn the heat off and put a lid on. It will allow your cod to cook slowly which is better if you don’t want your fish to be dry.
When the red pepper is ready, let it to cool down and take off the skin and seeds.
Boil the potatoes in salty water till soft, then take off the skin and mash them with olive oil, salt and pepper.
In your pastry circle, lay the zucchini, then fish shredded and seasoned with salt and pepper, then potatoes, and the red pepper last.
It also works perfectly if you do it in different order : zucchini, potatoes, fish and pepper for example.
You can add a pesto on the top for a bit more colour and serve it with green leaves.
Enjoy ! It’s so simple, fresh and beautiful !