Saturday, 4 August 2012

Mat Follas' Poached Turbot with broad beans, peas & samphire - Wednesday 1st August 2012

Fabulous find at the fish counter at Sainsbury's today, selling whole baby turbot reduced at the end of the day, so I got a whole fish for a fiver. Amazing value really, when you consider that it should have been around £15.

Never having cooked a whole turbot before, I hurtled over to Twitter and the lovely Mat Follas from The Wild Garlic restaurant in Beaminster, Dorset advised poaching in a mixture of milk/water and serving with a caper sauce. Trick is not to let the liquid do more than shiver (circa 80 C ) and not to overcook the fish.

I served it with a lemon and caper butter sauce made from some of the reduced cooking liquid, acidulated and then with the curds strained out, thickened as a beurre blanc with unsalted butter and a fat spoonful of nonpareil capers.

Delicious, and so pretty on the plate.

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