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We love fish and especially in Lent when we eat fish each Friday and especially on Good Friday. Even if you’re not following this tradition there is a great new product at Woolworths which we happily tried out. Mind you when I went to Woolworths I went straight to the frozen section as all I knew was that I was buying fish in a bag. I didn’t pay attention to the actual product and came home with frozen fish in a bag that you pop in your microwave. That is fish in a bag for me. Well turns out that it’s not the right fish that I was supposed to try out but we enjoyed it anyway.
New to Woolworths is Bag n Bake and it’s another Woolies product that has taken out Product of the Year Award in the Ready Meal/Deli Product category for 2014. And it really is easy. You simply select your fish from the Seafood counter (I got a call on the mobile asking what fish did I want – snapper, ling, barramundi, salmon and so on). Then you select the sauce you want (herb and garlic; teriyaki and ginger sauce; lime and chilli infusion) and then it’s put in a bag, the sauce goes in with the fish you have selected, the bag is sealed, goes home with you and then when you are ready to use it you just pop the bag in the oven.
Now I love cooking fish in the oven as I find you can’t burn it, it cooks evenly and you can be doing other things instead of watching your fish on the stove. But I do know some people get a bit nervous cooking fish or don’t know how to flavour it and I think that’s where this product comes in as it’s all done for you. You get to enjoy fresh fish and the hard work is done for you. Great for last minute dinner guests, when your parents pop over for dinner and you want something a bit more special, date night at home or just like us for our Friday dinner in Lent.
I’ve teamed up the delicious fish with a french inspired zucchini and tomato bake (also known as a tian) which is fresh, healthy and low in carbs which keeps retro daddy happy. I’d happily eat this with some mashed potato too but heh I’m pregnant so anything with potato or pasta wins in my book. The teriyaki or asian options would be great with steamed rice and some greens and there are some great recipe suggestions here.
I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we did. Total cost for the meal came in under $25 for the 7 of us (including some little appetites).
- Bag n Bake fish in herb and garlic sauce
- 1 brown onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2-3 tomatoes
- 2 zucchinis
- 1 Tbsp dried herbs (I used oregano)
- 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
- salt, pepper and olive oil
- Preheat your oven for the fish and vegetables to 180C
- Thinly slice onion and garlic and saute in some olive oil for about 10 minutes until really soft. Place in the bottom of a greased baking dish.
- Now slice the tomatoes and zucchinis and layer into your baking dish on top of the onions. Make it pretty.
- Sprinkle over the herbs generously as well as salt, pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
- Bake for 25 minutes
- The cooking time for your fish bag will depend on the weight of your fish. My cooking time according to the packet was 22 minutes so I just popped it in at the same time as my vegetables.
- Remove from the oven when done and set aside. You want to leave the bag for at least a minute before you cut open.
- Serve and enjoy.