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Fish Wives Cookery Book

FishWives – A Fish Recipe Book

Fish Wives - A Fish Recipe Cookery Book from Goatsbridge Trout Farm

Walt Disney once said “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”. This is exactly what I decide to do a few weeks ago when I opened yet another fish recipe book that did not include Rainbow trout in its index. I felt it was time to stop moaning about it and do something once and for all.  Yes folks, I have decided to edit a fish recipe book featuring almost nothing except Trout recipes! This will however, be a fish recipe book with a difference.

Hospice Africa Uganda

All profits will go to an amazing charity Hospice Africa Uganda. My connection is that my sister, journalist Miriam Donohoe, has been working with the charity in Kampala as a volunteer since January 2016. The mission of Hospice Africa Uganda is to end pain and suffering faced by thousands in Africa due to poor health services and to ensure that seriously ill people die pain free, in peace, comfort and dignity.

Fish Recipe Cook Book

The cookery book is to be called “Fishwives”, with a selection of what I hope are mainly trout recipes from women in Ireland and Uganda from diverse backgrounds and professions. But if it’s not a trout recipe that’s okay – you could still be a fishwife!

Goatsbridge Trout is funding the entire cost of designing and producing the book. Proceeds from sales will go to Hospice Africa Uganda. The book will cost €20 and I am printing 3,000 copies, €15 from each sale will go to Hospice Africa Uganda. The other €5 is the print cost. I have an ambitious target to raise €40,000 for Hospice Africa Uganda, to be channeled through Hospice Africa Ireland, a board which fund raises and supports Hospice Africa Uganda.

Have a read of  one of the many articles written by my sister Miriam since she arrived in Uganda. It will give you a great account of the work of hospice and the huge need.

So here is my ask. Would you contribute your favourite trout or fish recipe for the book? What I need is:

  • A fish recipe plus a digital picture of the recipe – a basic photo is fine as we will be reproducing the picture after testing the recipe.
  • A short biography, not more than 125 words.
  • A high resolution profile picture of yourself. If you don’t have one at hand I can arrange for one to be taken at your convenience.

The deadline for submission is 31st July 2016.

Fish Wives - A Fish Recipe Cookery Book from Goatsbridge Trout

See example Fish Wives sample cook book page from Caroline Hennessy

I have a book designer in Slater design and a printer sourced and commissioned for the project. The plan is to launch the book at The Savour Kilkenny Food Festival on Friday 28th October 2016. Why not put your thinking hats on and send me on your favourite trout recipe along with your details to goatsbridge@gmail.com. We have a limit on the number of recipes but who knows, we may publish a second book!

As an old friend of mine once said

“We are here to do good to others. What the others are here for I do not know”!!

Goatsbridge Trout Easy Jambalaya Recipe

Goatsbridge Easy Jambalaya Recipe

Easy Jambalaya

We’ve put our own twist on this popular Louisianan one-pot recipe by adding a large Goatsbridge Trout fillet and in doing so have created an easy Jambalaya recipe that works. We hope you enjoy this delicious dish that’s packed with warming flavours.

Method

Step 1

Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. Sauté on a medium heat in the olive oil until lightly coloured. Remove the chorizo skin and cut into 5mm slices then add to the pan with the chicken and cook for around 30 seconds. Transfer the chicken and chorizo to a plate while you cook the vegetables.

Step 2

Add the onion, celery and peppers to the pan and cook on low for around ten minutes until softened, stirring occasionally so they don’t stick to the pan. Add the garlic, paprika, cayenne, thyme, oregano and bay leaves and cook for around 30 seconds. Turn up the heat then add the tinned tomatoes.

Step 3

Return the chicken and chorizo to the pan, add the rice and stir all the ingredients together. Pour over the stock, season with the sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Bring to a simmer, add the chopped Goatsbridge Trout Fillet and cook for around twenty minutes, or until the rice is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Stir in the scallions and cook for a couple more minutes then serve.

If you liked this easy Jambalaya  recipe you can buy our fresh, boned rainbow trout fillets in freezer sized packs from our online shop here or in all good Irish supermarkets, including Supervalu and Dunnes Stores  as well as specialist shops around the country .

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