Oamaru Farmers’ Market with Annie Beattie and James Glucksman

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We visited Oamaru Farmers’ Market last Sunday, so this is a little overdue – but its been a very busy week! Which started in Oamaru with a personal culinary first for us both..

Black Pudding was definitely a first for me, and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised – despite still being a bit mentally put-off by its contents! Annie Beattie defintely brought out its delicious side by pairing it with a delicious fresh salad and roasted pumpkin. Check it out here:

I haven’t written up a recipe as its basically just a really good technique for an unusual product, and a really delicious salad using fresh, local and seasonal products which happened to be available that morning – I recommend just playing it by ear with whatever is fresh and available 🙂

James Glucksman from Pen-y-bryn Lodge also put on an Out Standing demo, impressing us all with the simplicity of Fish fillets baked in a pouch – it seems like a really simple way to prepare fish, plus no cleaning up afterwards! (I’m his biggest fan ever after he managed to do an entire recipe without any dishes)

Check out the video here:

The full recipe also seems really simple, I think I will have to give this a go once we have finished living in our wee campervan 🙂

FISH FILLET COOKED IN A POUCH – JAMES GLUCKSMAN

Ingredients:

  • 2 Fish fillets, any kind you like
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Fennel bulb, sliced thinly
  • 1 Onion, sliced thinly
  • Fresh Herbs (Thyme, Oregano, Bay Leaf)
  • Carrot, sliced thinly
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Lemon Juice

– Heat oven to 180 degrees.

– Drizzle oil on a sheet of aluminium foil,place half the vegetables and herbs on top, followed by the fish.

– Drizzle more oil on top, followed by remaining vegetables and herbs.

– Season with salt, pepper and some lemon juice.

– Crimp foil parcel closed, leaving space for expanding air and bake for 15 minutes.

Sounds easy eh? and I can vouch for the fact that it tastes like you have put a lot more time and effort into it!

It was an incredible day all round, and we were so happy to be part of the inaugural Oamaru Farmers’ Market. All of the stallholders sold out, which is an incredible acheivement for their first day – best of luck to them for the future. Heres a small sample of the awesomeness that was Oamaru:

Catch you all next time! – Blair + Kylie

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