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Gaby Melian makes Mom's Fish

Episode Summary

Gaby's Mom's fish is a baked filet of fish, cooked over a layer of thinly sliced potatoes, onions and peppers, seasoned with salt, pepper and dry herbs and a generous amount of olive oil.

Episode Notes

On Play Me a Recipe, your favorite cooks will walk you through their most treasured recipes, offering all the insider tips, stories, and tricks you won't get from a written recipe—and you'll be right alongside them, every step of the way. Feel free to pause, jump back, or navigate the steps via the podcast chapters (if you're in Apple Podcasts, swipe up on the episode player page—the podcast chapters will be at the bottom).  

If you're cooking along, here's the recipe we're making today. Go ahead and grab the ingredients below (Gaby starts listing them at 1:12) before starting the episode.

Serves 2

  1. Pre-heat your oven at 350 F degrees.
  2. Rinse potatoes well under running cold water in a colander, to remove excess starch.
  3. Place potatoes in a bowl, add sliced red peppers and sliced onions. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon dry oregano, 1 teaspoon of dry thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Mix gently with your hands. Transfer to the parchment covered baking dish, and gently arranged in the bottom creating a bed for your fish
  4. Place pieces of fish on top of the mixture of potatoes, peppers and onion. Add remaining olive oil and dry herbs over the fish, Season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook until your potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes. You can remove the fish with the help of a spatula at this point and continue cooking your potatoes until desired color.
  6. Serve warm, if you heard my story this dish makes a great leftover. And it is very easily scalable.

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