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Sophie’s home-made dry spiced rub & dry spiced rub whiting fillets, served with a spiced broccoli & potato mash!

Sophie's dry spiced rub whiting fish with spiced broccoli & potato mash!
Sophie’s dry spiced rub whiting fish with spiced broccoli & potato mash!

Yesterday, I bought fresh whiting fillets at my local fishmongers’. I wanted to make my own spice rub to put on top of the fish fillets. I marinated the fish fillets tops for 2 hours with the rub! I served them with a spiced up broccoli & potato mash. I did it this way!

Recipe: For Sophie’s spiced mix rub = 33 gr.

Sophie's dry spiced rub!
Sophie’s dry spiced rub! This would make a tasty little food gift too! 🙂

Make this dry spice rub now & use it in this tasty recipe:

Ingredients:

3/4 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt flakes, crushed

1 tablespoon of ground cumin

1 tablespoon garam masala

2 teaspoons of ground coriander

2 teaspoons of spiced curry powder

2 teaspoons of smoked paprika, the dulce version ( this is the milder variety )

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

10 grins of finely milled black pepper

Method:

1. Take a medium bowl & ad every spice. Mix with a little whisk. Place into a fitted pot with fitted lid. Keep dry. You need 2 tablespoons for this fish recipe ( not a fishy recipe though) !

MMM! A divvine combined dinner!
MMM! A divine combined dinner!

Recipe: For the dinner:

Ingredients:

** For the whiting fillets: ( you want to marinate the whiting fillets 2 hours before dinner!!! )

2 fresh whiting fillets, together they are 380 gr, cleaned with water, pad dry on kitchen paper

2 tablespoons of Sophie’s dry spiced rub ( recipe above !)

a fruity extra virgin olive oil : 2 to 3 tablespoons ( evoo )

baking margarine

** For the broccoli & potato mash:

540 gr of potatoes, peeled, each potato & cut into 2

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 big head of broccoli, about 440 gr, washed, cleaned & cut into florets, big main stalk removed ( weighted when cut up )

1 medium white onion, peeled & cut into fine wedges

2 fat cloves of garlic, finely minced

dried mixed smaller chili flakes, in a grinder

black pepper

Maldon sea salt

baking margarine

a splash of unsweetened soy milk

Method:

1. 2 hours  & 10 minutes before dinner, prepare your fish fillets. Take 2 large clean plates. See that one fish fillet fits onto 1 big plate. Pour your fruity EVOO in a mug. With a silicon pastry brush, brush the topside of each fillet with the fruity oil. Smear 1 tablespoon of the Sophie’s dry rub all over the surface of each whiting fillet. Spread it around with clean fingers. If you have some rub left, from that 1 tablespoon, smear the back top, firstly  in with some of that fruity evoo & smear the rest of that rub onto the back of the fish fillet, like this:

Smearing the restant of the 1 tablespoon of the dry rub on the back top end of the fish.
Smearing the rest of the 1 tablespoon of the dry rub on the back top end of the fish.

2. Do the same with the other whiting fillet, also using 1 tablespoon of dry rub. Do the same, if you have any leftover dry rub, from your 1 tablespoon. Like above here/ It will all looks like this:

The whiting fillet coated with a fruity evoo & on top the sophie's dry rub spice mix!
The whiting fillet coated with a fruity evoo & on top Sophie’s dry rub spice mix!

3. Place cling film over the top of each fish plate & place into the fridge to marinate for at least 2 hours!

4. Just before making dinner, boil your potatoes with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder added. Boil until tender. Drain well. Mash. Add a splash of unsweetened soy milk & a knob of baking margarine. Add some Maldon sea salt & 10 grins of finely milled black pepper. Mix. Keep warm. In the meantime, boil your broccoli parts in boiling water with dried chili flakes & some sea salt. You want the broccoli parts to be aromatised with the dried chili flakes. This will be about 1/2 teaspoon max. My dried chili flakes come in a grinder. They will be ready after 5 minutes or so. Drain well & add with the mashed potatoes. Mash. Using the same hot pot, heat up on medium high. Add 2 knobs of baking margarine & let it melt. Add the chopped onion & garlic & fry until browned & cooked through. Add some sea salt & 8 grins of black pepper. Stir often. When ready, add to the broccoli & potato mash. Mix well with a spoon & taste! It has to taste fabulous, a bit spicy & tasty! Check the seasoning. Add some dried chili flakes if you need to, to add some more punch. I added 7 grins! Taste again. Keep warm.

5. Now, heat a non-stick large pan on high fire. When hot, add a swirl or 4 of that same fruity evoo & heat up. Place your fish fillets, with the rub on down, into the hot pan & fry them on this side for about 3 to 4 minutes, carefully turn the fish fillets over & fry them for another 2 to 3 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish fillets!!! You don’t want to overcook the fish! Check often. Turn the heat off & place a fitting lid on to keep warm. Now, plate up! Take 2 lovely plates & with an ice-cream scoop, scoop 3 balls out of your spiced broccoli & potato mash. Do the same with the other plate. Carefully, take a fish fillet out of the pan & place besides the mash, onto each plate. Enjoy, my friends! 🙂 MMM!

 

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56 thoughts on “Sophie’s home-made dry spiced rub & dry spiced rub whiting fillets, served with a spiced broccoli & potato mash!

  1. Hello Sophie,
    It looks again very delicious! I like it very much in Wintertime!
    Mamalou

  2. You eat very well, Sophie:-) Especially liking the look of the brocoli-potato mash. Pretty! Nice compliment to the darker-crusted fish. Num.

  3. Oh that rub sounds wonderful Sophie! Clever you. And I also love that mash. I’ve done something similar with cauliflower…love the green in yours. You’ve added a kick to it as well. Wish you lived next door!

  4. Ooh, looks so good, Sophie! I’m actually not that familiar with whiting? But the ingredients in this rub sound amazing and I’m sure it would taste just stunning on any white fish! The mash is amazing too! What a great way to add more nutrients and great colour!

    1. Thanks so much, Koko! Whiting fish are common marine food fish of the cod family, Gadidae. The whiting is found in European waters and is especially abundant in the North Sea. Its flesh is white. Its maximum length is about 70 cm (28 inches), and its colour is silvery with a distinctive black blotch near the base of each pectoral fin.

  5. This truly looks divine, Sophie! I love whiting and am always looking for new ways to cook it, so I’m going to try it with your recipe one day! I have tried mash potato and carrot before, but not with broccoli…I must try it, looks great!

    1. Whiting fish are common marine food fish of the cod family, Gadidae. The whiting is found in European waters and is especially abundant in the North Sea. Its flesh is white. Its maximum length is about 70 cm (28 inches), and its colour is silvery with a distinctive black blotch near the base of each pectoral fin.

  6. I made the spice rub yesterday Sophie; it was great on the haddock filets; we enjoyed it, Thanks!!

  7. I made your spice rub yesterday, Sophie; we really enjoyed the flavors on a piece of haddock, Thank you so much!!

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