Pan-fried sea bream with wilted fennel and black olive salsa Recipe

Pan-fried sea bream with wilted fennel and black olive salsa Recipe

Crisp fillet of sea bream served with wilted fennel, crushed new potatoes and a spicy black olive salsa.

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Les ingrédients

Pour people
  • For the fish
  • Sea bream fillet(s) 140g : 6 whole
  • For the garnish(es)
  • New potato(es) : 800 g
  • Maldon salt : 6 pinch(es)
  • Flat leaf parsley : 0.25 bunch
  • Spring onion(s) : 2 whole
  • For the vinaigrette
  • Black olive(s) : 100 g
  • Garlic clove(s) : 1 whole
  • Red chilli(s) : 1 whole
  • Olive oil : 100 ml
  • Lemon(s) : 1 whole
  • For the vegetables
  • Fennel : 2 whole
  • Maldon salt : 3 pinch(es)
  • For the rest of the recipe
  • Sunflower oil : 30 ml
  • Maldon salt : 6 pinch(es)


  • ETAPE 1

    Preheat the oven to 200'C.

  • ETAPE 2

    Cook the potatoes in salted water. Bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and then cook until tender.

  • ETAPE 3

    Finely slice the spring onions and roughly chop the parsley.

  • ETAPE 4

    Finely dice the red chilli, garlic and the black olives. Squeeze the juice from the lemon.

  • ETAPE 5

    Cut the fennel in half and remove the tough core. Use a mandolin to cut the fennel into fine slices. Season with salt and leave to wilt.

  • ETAPE 6

    Remove any pin bones from the bream and then score the skin three times.

  • ETAPE 7

    Heat a frying pan to hot and add a little sunflower or vegetable oil. Season the fish with salt and cook in the pan skin side down until the edges are golden brown. Transfer to the oven and cook for a further 3 minutes.

  • ETAPE 8

    Whilst the fish is cooking, crush the potatoes with a fork and add the parsley and spring onions. Season with salt and pepper and add some olive oil.

  • ETAPE 9

    Mix the olives with the garlic and chilli. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and some olive oil to form a salsa. Dress the fennel with the remaining olive oil and lemon juice.

  • ETAPE 10

    To serve: Fill a stainless steel ring with the crushed potatoes. Carefully remove the serving ring and place the fish on top of the potatoes, top with some of the wilted fennel and finish the plate with the black olive salsa.

Chef's tip

«To ensure that the skin is crispy, make sure the edges are golden brown before transferring to the oven to finish cooking.»

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