Meat free Monday – Snapper with spiced chickpeas

It’s  Monday again (just), so time for another meat free recipe, this time with seafood. Following on from my Meat Free Mondays post last week, I will try to post a meat free dish on Monday as often as I can.

I think this is a great week night recipe, quick and simply to make but full of great flavour. You can replace the snapper with any white fleshed fish you prefer, and adjust the amount of chilli flakes to suit your preference. I thought this was a nice way of cooking chickpeas, making them quite soft and creamy (though not mushy), with the tomatoes, thyme and chilli adding a nice flavour. The gremolata at the end adds a nice freshness to the dish. Cooking fish is another thing that people can often worry about and its only in the last few years I’ve become more confident and cooked it more regularly. Plus for a few years while I was at university I worked at an aquarium shop looking after and selling tropical and marine fish, and I have to admit that while I worked there I felt bad eating fish!IMG_2678

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