Lemon & Coriander Cod with Carrot & Cauliflower Pilaf
I don’t generally bother to grate my vegetables in recipes, as it adds an extra step in preparation, which means it takes longer. Also the grater I have is not very good, so I find it time consuming and too much hard work. But for this recipe I had a little more time than normal and fancied trying something different with my carrots, as I had had them a lot lately. I also had a parsnip that needed using up, so i added this in to the mix, but it can easily be left out if you prefer. It was definitely worth the extra effort as the texture of the finished dish was really good, although if you don’t have the time or desire to stand there grating your vegetables, then slicing them will work just as well. If you do this though, make sure you add them to the frying pan earlier in the cooking process, with the cauliflower, as they will take longer to cook. The pilaf on its own would make a really great vegetarian meal, the fish is just a really tasty addition. I use cod loin, but any skinless white fish would work.