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Sea Bass & Orange Fennel With A Soy, Mirin & Citrus Sauce

Fish with fennel – I can’t get enough of it this week for some reason. You’ve really got to give this a go. The sea bass is meaty enough to stand up to a fairly punchy soy and mirin sauce. The fennel and orange softens in flavour enough not to overpower the rest of the dish. It’s subtle enough to be refreshing but has a nice twang that is most pleasing. The sauce is kind of like a Ponzu sauce but  I made use of the stock created from cooking the fennel instead of dashi. I’ll give the measurements per person...

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Caldeirada

A beautiful Portuguese fish stew, Caldeirada is made using whatever fish you have to hand. Some recipes call for a 50/50 mix of oily and white fish but I think the beauty of this dish is that it allows you to use whatever fish you have available. In this recipe I use monkfish and prawns but you could also try clams, squid, swordfish, cod, hake… Whatever suits your tastes. Green peppers are slightly more authentic in this recipe but I prefer the sweetness and more mature flavour of a developed red pepper. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 large onion – halved and sliced...

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Baked Fish

Baked fish – This is certainly one of the easiest ways to cook fish but still, I think, the method that yields the best results. Cooked on the bone with skin on, the fish will be moist,  full of flavour and still in one piece. I cooked this on a recent trip to France where we were lucky enough to have a wood-fired oven to play around with – something I’ll have a go at building myself at some point – brilliant to cook in and it gets you outside which has to be good. But – if you don’t happen...

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Brill Poached In Beer With Cabbage & Pancetta

Brill – it’s a lovely fish. A nice clean meat with a good firm texture and not overly strong tasting. It’s a (slightly) cheaper version of Turbot. Unfortunately it has been over-fished and we should be encouraged to seek alternatives. But – I’m of the opinion that if we eat enough sustainable fish and occasionally eat a fish that has been over-fished, it’s not the end of the world. Do your bit for sustainable fish but don’t deprive yourself of the occasional treat. First you need to fillet the fish. You get 4 fillets from a flat fish like this. Take a...

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