On Tuesday Hodmandod Minor has to dissect fish heads in his biology class so I spent some time this morning staring at the poor dull-eyed fish carcasses laid out on the counter of Tesco. Eventually I settled on the sea bass but then realised I had no idea what to do with them. So I ended up buying 'Cook with Jamie'
by Jamie Oliver (a gorgeous looking book - each recipe beautifully photographed), a pot containing a coriander plant, several pieces of ginger, four red chilli peppers, a bottle of toasted sesame oil, light soy sauce, 4 limes, a tin of coconut milk, 500g basmati rice, a bulb of garlic, 200g of sugar snap peas and a bunch of spring onions. It is supposed to end up looking like this
and is, apparently, 'exciting to eat' which fills me with some foreboding. So I have also bought some fish fingers and some crinkle-cut oven chips just to be on the safe side.