Friday, November 12, 2010

Saffron Roasted Tomatoes With Snapper For 3 Hungry Tummies' 1st Birthday

We cooked up this beautiful dish to celebrate 3hungrytummies' first birthday just over a month ago. The 2 tummies had chosen the dish from an old Cuisine magazine (New Zealand) and did the shopping so it was a bit of a group effort here. This is a very straight forward dish but the combination of flavours will sure to blow your mind away. Personally I am not sure if the saffron is necessary so feel free to omit that altogether. 
P.S To my Muslim friends, halal beef chorizo is now available at good supermarkets.

recipe adapted from The Cuisine Magazine (NZ)
pre-heated oven at 180 C
serves 3
you''ll need;
3 red snapper or barramundi fillets
2 chorizo sausages, sliced
20 cherry tomatoes on the vine
1 red onion, cut into chunks
3 garlic cloves, sliced
a small amount of saffron strands, soaked in 1/4 cup of hot water (optional)*
1/2 cup of stock
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
*add an extra 1/4 cup of stock if saffron is not being used.

Prepare the ingredients.

Pan fry the fish fillets for a minute per side. Set aside.

Saute garlic and onion with a little olive oil then add in the sausages let the slices colour a little. Place the mixture in a roasting pan and top with the cherry tomatoes.

Place fish on top of the mixture and pour the stock and saffron water over. season well with salt and pepper and bake in a pre heated oven for 15 minutes.

We also roasted some kifler potatoes with garlic and rosemary.

Our finished meal to celebrate the big day.


  1. Happy belated birthday! Dish looks fab as always!

  2. happy besdayyyy to u 3 hungry tummies!! saffron mahal lah kat sini, dlm sukatan yg u guna tuk buat dish ni rasanyer kena guna separuh yg dlm botol tu, kat sini double kan kuantiti dgn ur recipe the price around 345BHT! pheewwwww... kat mana ada jual saffron murah ya? hihihi..

  3. Happy 1st Blog Anniversary!
    Love this snapper meal with a touch of saffron flavor! Yummy!!

  4. This looks very delicious indeed! Happy belated bd!

  5. I just bought saffron and I dont know yet what Im going to do with them....this looks so good.!

  6. Happy blog birthday! This dish looks gorgeous! Love cooking with chorizo, adds a really nice smoky flavour to everything!

  7. Happy 1st Blog Birthday!! Looking forward to more yummy posting from you.

  8. Happyblogiversary! And oh yes - I'll use the saffron.

  9. What a simply beautiful dish! I love the rustic look and I am sure it's packed with flavor! I can't believe 3HT is ony a year old, seems like I've known you for a long time! :D

  10. happy blog anniversary and wish you all more to come ;-)

  11. happy "birthday" to 3 hungry tummies:)semoga terus lahirkan resepi resepi yang ummpphh:)all the best.

  12. Happy BIrthday!! Thanks for quenching our hunger for so long and as if that wasn;t is another fish delight to lure us into buying (yet) more fish :)

    perfect one :)

  13. I love this dish, it reminds of my stay in Madrid. I've got to try this! Salamat!

  14. Great looking dish for the big day! Congratulations tummies!

  15. Very delicious looking fish! Happy blog anniversary:D

  16. Happy 1st Blogoversary to 3hungrytummies! Wish U many more to come! :D

  17. Happy Birthday! Let's toast for another great year to come!

  18. happy 1st anniversary to 3 hungry tummies! moga terus succes kongsikan resepi yg mabelesss! ai like ur blog very much! thanx for sharing...

  19. Happy Blog Anniversary! That's a lovely dish and the tomatoes were so colourful!

  20. Happy belated birthday. It looks delicious, I could even eat just the tomaoes as a main I think.

  21. Happy first birthday! What a fantastic feast to celebrate!


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