Last weekend we were challenged by BritMums to try doing our shopping in Morrissons. The Toddler has become super picky in his food choices recently so when he declared that he liked fish I thought the obvious step from fish fingers was sea bass in balsamic vinegar. Ok, so maybe I skipped most of the balsamic bit for him but this pan fried sea bass recipe meant that we were able to have a family meal that everyone could enjoy and that had a bit of flavour for the grown ups, hurray!
Sea bass fillets packs, three for ten pounds deal (we used two packs) £6.66
Baby potatoes 99p
A tablespoon of capers £1.49
A drizzle of balsamic vinegar £1.49
Spinach leaves 99p
Salad tomatoes, chopped 59p
Cucumber, chopped 49p
Plain flour for dusting 45p
A spoonful of golden syrup £1.15
All prices above are given for the whole item. I’ve worked out the cost per head as being for me and The Husband as the youngest, well he doesn’t eat much. This works out at £4.60 per head, obviously this takes into account that I didn’t use the whole of most things, eg only a bit of flour not the whole bag!
Turn your oven on at 180c. Put some olive oil on a baking tray and put this in the oven to heat. Cut the potatoes in half and par boil them in boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Drain, put on the tray and cover with a bit more olive oil. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
Make your salad from the spinach leaves, tomatoes and cucumber. We left our salad without a dressing as the sauce from the fish is quite strong.
Finely chop and fry the onions. Mix with balsamic vinegar, golden syrup and capers. You can do this is a small saucepan to warm it through. The sauce is quite strong so do taste and adjust it accordingly.
Dust both sides of the sea bass with plain flour and fry in a shallow depth of olive oil (up to 1cm deep) for two minutes on each side or until pale gold.
Serve, eat, enjoy.
We enjoyed our wander around Morissons, it’s near to the In-Laws so we should have been sensible and left the kids there but instead we all went and we just about coped thanks to a team effort of husband shopping while I took the kids to look at the toys for a break. My eldest really enjoyed looking at the cold air being pumped over the fresh herbs which he thinks is hilarious.
Overall we were pleased with the price of things, the day before The Husband has been sorting out the food shop for the food bank and Essential Living Fund at his work so he’d been telling me how many items he could buy for a tenner, however his shopping for work didn’t include wine or baby food and ours certainly did! He even commented when we went in that it was ‘like they’d put the prices down just for us’ so we certainly noticed a difference, I’m sure we’ll be back there soon and will certainly pay a visit more often if it gets our son eating more foods that we like too.
Disclaimer: We were sent Morrisons vouchers by BritMums to take part in the #MorrisonsMums challenge, all views are my own. You can see what other bloggers made at the BritMums linky here.