A super large Cornish Brill was filleted and pan-fried by Anthony J Sargeant. Filleting it oneself means that if there is any roe this can be reserved and served with the fillets (the 7 shaped piece at 2 o’clock on the plate). Turbot commands a much higher price but Brill is excellent and under-rated. Here it was served with a small salad and a few crushed new potatoes. Delicious!
Sliced Shropshire Mutton (see previous post) from a deboned rack of mutton served with roast potatoes, braised little gem lettuce, and roast shallots. If you can find a source of good mutton it is worth cooking – a deeper and more intense flavour than the sweetness of lamb.
Boxing Day Dinner cooked by Anthony J Sargeant – a thick fillet of wild sea bream caught just before Christmas by a Cornish Day Boat. Pan fried in butter and served with the juices of the pan deglazed with fish stock and with a small spoonful of black olive tapenade added. Pak Choi was oiled, seasoned and seared on the griddle. (Tony forgot to take the photograph until after the meal was started).
This wonderful fresh and large sea bream formed the basis of an excellent Boxing Day Dinner cooked by Anthony J Sargeant.
The size can be judged by the filleting knife at the top of the image. It provided 6 good portions once filleted. It made a light and deliciously simple meal on Boxing Day (when many were fighting their way through left-over turkey from Christmas Day Dinner. This glorious fish was bought from Barkworths Fishmongers in Shrewsbury Indoor Market – Shropshire, England – (very highly recommended fishmonger). See the next post for the plated meal.
A delicious recipe from Rick Stein’s excellent book ‘Seafood Lovers’ Guide. For those who don’t know Arbroath Smokies are a delicacy from the East Coast of Scotland. They are small haddock which are traditionally hot-smoked in a kiln over hardwood chips – thus they are already cooked and ready to eat. In this recipe used by Anthony Sargeant the meat has been flaked from the bone and skin and incorporated in layers with potato dauphinoise to be baked in the oven. It is delicious comfort food. Here it is served with a few stir fried courgette and pakchoi pieces.
Looks good – tastes wonderful. Below is the recipe for the Prawns and Courgettes. Anthony Sargeant recommends this light stir fry dish but beware of overcooking the prawns – they will turn rubbery and only need a few minutes in the pan at the very end. The Pak Choi was simply chopped across the leaves with garlic and fresh ginger added with a little soya sauce. (A small yoghurt Raita would be nice on the side)
A very simple meal easily prepared – Poussin stuffed with lemon and garlic and seasoning – roasted in oven for an hour by Anthony Sargeant – then chopped in each half and served with kalettes and roast potato. presented on a Royal Copenhagen hand painted porcelain plate