Labour Day is traditionally the start of the growing season, and the Hamilton Farmers' Market is kicking it off with a First of the Season Celebration, featuring spring vegetables like asparagus, carrots, leek and watercress, and a large variety of plants for your garden. Start the BBQ season and buy fresh market meat and fish - and of course a punnet or two of strawberries! Join us this Sunday with the whole family for a scavenger hunt, games, crafts and live music.
Eating what’s in season is healthy, affordable and supports your local community. It’s a great way to spend your Sunday morning and meet friends and neighbours. Hamilton Farmers’ Market, Gate 3 Brooklyn Road, every Sunday 8 am till midday.
4 small fish fillets 16 medium asparagus spears 1 small handful thyme tips 1 lemon 1 small handful fennel tops 1 fresh red chilli 2 tbsp capers sea salt freshly ground black pepper extra virgin olive oil
Serve with spiced butter potatoes (fried or boiled)
Look for bold ingredients at the market.
Heat one very large frying pan (or 2 smaller ones) and add olive oil.
Put the fish fillets into the pan. Add the asparagus, woody ends removed, and gently shake the pan. Cook for a few minutes, then turn everything over and cook on the other side. Sprinkle over the thyme tips.
Remove the pan from the heat when fish is crispy. Lay the fish fillets on each plate. Toss the asparagus with half the deseeded and thinly sliced chilli, a good drizzle of olive oil and the lemon juice. Lightly season asparagus and fish with salt and pepper. Divide on top of the plated fish. Sprinkle with the rest of the chopped chilli, the capers and the fennel tops. Serve with spiced butter and potatoes.