We had a gorgeous Saturday: sun and blue sky like we have not seen since a long time.. These are the days in March when you start to feel that spring made a step forward. I took my daughter for a walk and told her we were going to search for signs of spring. She was so excited! We found a few signs, not much yet, but had a lot of fun searching for them. Back home she was in such a 'spring' mood that I decided to bring spring to her plate too. She loved the flowers as well as the big sun and she kept talking about the spring signs :)
1 white boneless fish filet
50g/1.8ounce of fresh spinach
1-2 teaspoons of ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons of cornmeal
1 black olive
salt, paper, garlic, oil
Did you know that in some regions in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical March equinox (currently around 20 March, but traditionally 21 March) is taken to mark the first day of spring ?
Step1 Prepare the cornmeal following the instructions on the package you bought. When it is cooked, spread it on a baking tray covered with non-stick baking paper and put some parmesan cheese on top. Broil for few min, until pale golden. Just before serving, cut a circle and a few long triangle shapes to make the sun. Using a cookie cutter or a knife, cut flowers from the red pepper and the orange cheese.
Step2 Fry spinach with oil and smashed garlic, until tender. Remove excess juice, if any and mix it with ricotta cheese. Fry the fish in a pan for a few minutes on each side until well cooked. Place it in a plate and divide into small pieces using a fork (this way you can also double check if there are no bones, as there may be some even in boneless fish filet...)
Step3 Place the spinach & ricotta mousse on a plate, shaping a meadow and the flowers. Make a sheep body with the fish and its head with an olive. Make the sun with polenta. Enjoy!
Sheep in a meadow meal
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