Date Night Almond Meal and Polenta Fish Recipe

By Eleanor Ozich
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With small children it can be hard to create romance with your significant other. My husband and I often create a special date night, within the walls of our little home. I love the idea of creating a simple, yet delicious meal, something a little fancy to enjoy together.

Imagine a dinner of fish, crisp and lemony on the outside and succulent through the middle, served alongside a salad of lettuce and herbs, picked straight from the garden and tossed gently with the juice of a lemon, and a heavy drizzle of buttery olive oil.  It would be the perfect evening, really, and all because we made it so.

Here's a simple recipe that's easy to throw together, but feels a little fancy, too.

Serves 2

500g white fish fillets, sliced into smaller pieces
1 cup natural yoghurt
A handful of parsley, finely chopped
3/4 cup almond meal
½ cup polenta
1 tsp sea salt

1. Combine the fish and natural yoghurt in a bowl. Toss until coated, cover, and place in the fridge for at least two hours.

2. In a large, shallow bowl, combine the parsley, almond meal, polenta and sea salt.

3. Dip each piece of fish into the almond meal mixture, and coat on each side.

4. Heat a pan, and add a tablespoon or two of butter. Grill the fish for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until lovely and golden, and cooked through.

5. Serve with a herby green salad, some tomato relish, or perhaps a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

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