This week I wanted to do a fish dinner with a twist. I had read about a sweet potato recipe from Antigua called ducana. The recipe looked good but it had too many steps. And as my blog is all about easy recipes I decided to use the recipe as a starting point and then trim and modify until it arrived at easy street. So here is my awesome, but easy recipe for White Fish and Sweet Mashed Potatoes.
recipe serves 4
1 and 1/2 lbs. cod or other white fish.
4 sweet potatoes.
3/4 cup coconut milk (or more).
1/2 maple syrup.
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice.
1 Tbsp canola oil.
1 Tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley.
1/4 tsp chili powder.
1 tsp cinnamon.
1 tsp allspice.
dash of salt and pepper.
Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towel.
In small bowl combine lemon juice, canola oil, Italian parsley, chili powder and salt and pepper to make marinade. Mix.
Place fish on plate and apply the marinade to both sides. Cover with wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Peal sweet potatoes, halve them and place in large pot and cover with water. Bring water to boil and after 20 minutes or when soft to fork poke, drain water. Mash the sweet potatoes lightly. Add coconut milk, cinnamon, allspice, and maple syrup and mash the potatoes again.
Create four aluminum foil squares each large enough to cover fish. Spray foil with canola oil place fish on each square and fold foil to cover. To get a good seal cover in another square of foil. BBQ them on medium heat 7 minutes per side.
Plate sweet mashed potatoes and white fish. Garnish with lime wedges and get ready for a great but easy fish dinner.
DESERT ICE, the third in the Jack Fields and Amber Reyes adventure series is done. We hope to have it out for your summer read. In the meantime, if you haven’t done so already get into the series by reading GOLDPLAY and VEYRON. Available in all e-book formats at most e-book retailers, and in good old fashion paper at http://www.rogerscouton.com.
Reviewed By Eileen Johnson for Readers’ Favorite – 5 stars
In Veyron by Roger Scouton, Jack Fields and Amber Reyes are a high powered team hired to oversee a security job at the Marine Corps Warrior’s Hospice Car Rally, a rally of classic cars in Arizona. The most classic and most expensive of the cars in the rally is a Bugatti Veyron owned by Prince Ahmed. Jack and Amber are ex-military and clandestine operatives hired by the insurance firm in London to work with Colonel Day, whose organization is providing security for the event. Of course, the event does not proceed as planned, as priceless cars are stolen, owners are killed, and the Prince is kidnapped during the rally. Now, Jack and Amber are required to use their considerable skills and connections to solve the mystery and bring the perpetrators to justice.Veyron is a sequel to Roger Scouton’s book Goldplay in which readers were first introduced to Jack and Amber, the team of protagonists in his new novel. Not having read the first novel, I am sure there is some back story that describes how Jack and Amber ended up being a couple and a team. However, Veyron definitely stands on its own and the reader should not feel compelled to read Goldplay first. Having said that, the energy, characters, and plot line in Veyron were so interesting that I intend to go back and read Goldplay, too! The best part about Veyron is that the reader essentially gets three stories in one book. The characters are the glue that holds the book together – and the primary and secondary characters are wonderful. I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes action, adventure, and mystery.
Good Eating and Table Talk,