England’s National Dish…

…is curry, according to some sources. I have just rustled up and eaten a cracker of a fish curry to prepare for the match and Andy’s punditry, so I thought I would share it with the world. It tasted really good despite the fact that most of the ingredients were scrag ends which I found lurking at the back of the fridge and freezer. As I used the cheapest own brand frozen cod fillets and a chuck of haddock of indeterminate age, I can only assume that it would taste better with fresh ingredients.

Ingredients for two
2 tablespoons any old cooking oil
1 medium onion finely chopped
½ red pepper finely chopped
½ green pepper finely chopped
1 tsp chili pepper finely chopped/paste
2 tablespoons curry powder (Rajah Mild Madras used)
200g tub creme fraiche
3/4lb cod fillets, cut into 1 inch cubes*
1 clove of garlic finely chopped/paste
salt and pepper to taste
dried dill and coriander to taste

Heat oil in a frying pan or saucepan over medium heat.
Cook onion, red chili and peppers and stir until tender – about 5 minutes.
Mix in curry powder and continue to cook and stir 2 to 5 minutes.
Blend creme fraiche and herbs into the mixture and simmer until thickened.
Mix in cod cooking 3 to 5 minutes, until cooked.
Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Serve on a bed of plain basmati rice sprinkled with hot paprika powder and fresh green herb of choice. Nice with Guinness.

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