COLUMBUS DAYPosted October 5 2018 by Saucy Fish Co.
October 12th is Columbus Day, when America was discovered by the people who didn’t live there already.
In those days it was a long voyage from Spain to the States and you couldn’t make it through the journey on a small baguette that you bought at the airport.
Instead Columbus and his merry men had to stock up on food, and fish was always on the menu. 500 years before Saucy was invented, the fish of choice was salted and barreled sardines, anchovies and dry salt cod (…now I wonder what sauce would perfectly pair with those catches).
There’s also something else fishy about Columbus’s voyage. According to a biography written at the time, he spotted:
‘A large fish, big as a whale, with a carapace like a turtle's, a head the size of a barrel protruding from the water, a long tail like that of a tunny fish, and two large wings.’
No-one has ever been able to say what the crew saw that day, but maybe it could be put down to a lack of fresh vegetables and too much sea air.
Anyway, to celebrate Columbus Day, here’s an Italian fish recipe we rather like.
Roasted Italian fish: Serves 4
○ 2 x The Saucy Fish Co Frozen Salmon with Chili, Lime and Ginger Dressing
○ 18 oz cherry tomatoes
○ 2 oz black olive
○ 1 oz pine nuts
○ Basil leaves
1. Pop your Salmon fillets in a preheated oven (350°F) and cook for 20 minutes.
2. Halve the cherry tomatoes and scatter around the fillets after 10 minutes. Do the same with the olives and then add the pine nuts.
3. Remove and scatter basil leaves on top. Serve with a little extra virgin olive oil.