Nina Timm is the most household of household names as one of the Cape’s foremost cooks, teachers, bloggers, broadcaster and demosntrators. Her website, My Easy Cooking, is just that. Easy dishes, quick, packed with colour, aroma and flavour.
500g mussel meat
250g shelled, uncooked prawns
250g calamari rings
2 – 3 small fennel bulbs – finely chopped
a small bunch parsley – chopped
5 spring onions – green and white parts finely chopped
1 x 100g log of Fairview Chevin
about 2 heaped tbsp of flour for dusting the fish
juice of a lemon
2 kg potatoes
a knob of butter
a little milk
Cut the fish is cut in small chunks and remove all bones and skin. Place all the seafood in a bowl and add the flour and shake about. Season the seafood with salt and pepper and drizzle the lemon juice over it. Add the fennel, parsley, salt and pepper and mix through. Spoon the mixture into a oven bake pie dish, pour the cream over it and set aside.
Cook the potatoes in a pot with salted water until soft. Mash with a potato masher, add the butter, Chevin, milk and seasoning and make a proper mash. Spoon over the fish and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Underneath the lovely fluffy, buttery mash you will find the most amazingly creamy and dreamy seafood “stew”, almost chowder. Too divine. I hope you like it as mush as we do!
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Nina Timm has become a popular household name in South Africa and apart from her passion for cooking, her heart is with people. In 2012 she received the Blogger of the Year Award from Eat In Magazine and has not looked back since. She understands what her readers want. She and her family live an unpretentious lifestyle with love in abundance and a deep-rooted belief in God. With her warm and heartfelt nature she has become a loyal and trusted radio personality to RSG listeners, where she has a weekly show every Thursday Morning just after 9, featuring her own recipes and those of other South African Food Bloggers.
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