Baked fish, straight from the sea and steeped in herbs from its very own shoreline is simply a fine combination.
Serves 4 people.
—1 lemon, juiced and zested
—2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
—1/2 cup fresh parsley, wild thyme + diced ramsoms wild garlic
—1 pinch salt
—1 pinch black pepper
—1 can chopped tomatoes
—2 tbsp finely chopped onion
—1 drizzle balsamic glaze
—Prepare a campfire and fuel up until enough large hot embers are produced to heat a Dutch Oven
—Place the cod in a foil wrap
—Combine the lemon juice and zest, olive oil, wild Hebridean herbs, salt and pepper and pour over the fish
—Leave to marinate for 2 hours
—Pour the tomato + onion over the fish
—Bake the fish, covered for 20–30 minutes, until white through and flakes easily
—Pour on the balsamic glaze to taste
Sit back and bask in the accomplishment of eating ocean fresh fish.
Octane offers gastro wilderness expeditions and, employing Octane’s Eight* methods of sourcing wild food for the pot, we eat the world’s best food, ocean fresh**.
*Octane’s Eight is our philosophy. We believe our travelling guests, being closest to the world’s wildest fresh foods, might quite like to eat the world’s wildest fresh foods.
1. we line fish, 2. we lobster pot, 3. we spear fish, 4. we sea forage, 5. we land forage, 6. we stalk, 7. we seed the sea, 8. we seed land. Why is it campers and ramblers feel obliged to consume biltong, baked beans and instant coffee?
**The term fresh fish is of course relative. On the high-street, at supermarkets and in city restaurants fresh fish really means days old so, when patiently waiting for your number to be called at the fish-counter, be ready to ask where your fish is from and how many days ago it was likely caught. Supermarkets invent terms to suit their needs and, as a discerning consumer, it really is your right to challenge nonsense. AtOctane we have therefore made a new, differentiated and entirely transparent definition – Ocean fresh. Simply put, it means caught, prepared, cooked and eaten same-day.
See ocean fresh in practice with the post ‘Drive–by calamari’ – ocean fresh calamari caught, cooked and served in under an hour.