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Roasted fillet of pollack with samphire, shellfish velouté and wild mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients for people

  • Pollack steak(s) 140g : 6 whole
  • Sunflower oil : 10 ml
  • Fine salt : 6 pinch(es)

  • For the sauce
  • Unsalted butter : 25 g
  • Shallot(s) : 1 whole
  • Dry white wine : 100 ml
  • Fresh thyme : 4 sprig
  • Garlic clove(s) : 1 whole
  • Double cream : 200 ml
  • Mussel(s) : 200 g
  • Brown shrimp(s) : 100 g
  • Chive(s) : 0.5 bunch
  • Fine salt : 6 pinch(es)
  • Lemon(s) : 1 whole

    For the garnish(es)
  • Fresh mixed wild mushroom(s) : 200 g
  • Olive oil : 30 ml
  • Fresh samphire : 300 g
  • Unsalted butter : 25 g
  • Fine salt : 6 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 12 Turn
Method
  • 1For the velouté

    Slice the shallot finely and dice the garlic. Sweat the shallot in a saucepan with the butter until the shallot is completely soft. Add the garlic and the thyme and cook for a further minute. Add the white wine to the pan and reduce this by half. Add the double cream and bring to the boil. Season with fine salt and keep to one side.

    Prepare the mussels by removing the beards and then cook them in a pan with a tight fitting lid until all of the mussels are open.

    Keep 3 mussels per plate in their shells and pick the rest to add to the sauce.

    Finely chop the chives.

  • 2For the pollack

    Preheat the oven to 200'C.
    Heat a frying pan over a high heat until the pan is very hot. Season the skin with salt and pepper.
    Add a splash sunflower oil and fry the fillet flesh side down until it is golden brown.
    Transfer to the oven for 5 to 7 minutes until cooked through. Remove the skin and serve flesh side up.

  • 3For the samphire and the mushrooms

    Wash the samphire in plenty of cold water and remove any damaged pieces and the tough stalks.


    Prepare the mushrooms by washing and allowing them to dry on a cloth before cooking.

  • 4To serve

    Whilst the fish is in the oven cook the samphire and mushrooms.

    Cook the samphire for 3 minutes in rapidly boiling water and then drain. Mix in a knob of butter and season with some black pepper.

    For the mushrooms: Heat a frying pan over a low heat
    Add a splash of olive oil and cook the mushrooms until they are soft.
    Season with salt and pepper.


    Reheat the velouté on a low heat and add the mussels and shrimps until they are heated through. Add the chives at the last minute. Check the seasoning and add a squeeze of lemon juice.


    Serve the pollack on a bed of samphire. Dress the plate with the velouté and finish the dish with the mushrooms.

Chef's tip

«For real indulgence try using Turbot or Halibut fillets in this dish.»

Roasted fillet of wild pollack served on a bed of samphire, finished with a creamy shellfish sauce and wild mushrooms.

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  • Preparation  30mins
  • Cooking time  20mins
  • Rest time  3mins

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