Neven Maguire’s Pan-fried Hake with Lemon and Herb Butter Sauce

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 Of course this recipe is great with just parsley but experiment with a combination of soft fragrant herbs sauce as parsley, chives, tarragon or chervil depending on what’s available.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 x 175g hake fillets, skin on and boned
  • 1 tablesp. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 50g butter
  • ½ lemon, pips removed
  • 1 tablesp. chopped mixed herbs (parsley, chives and tarragon)

To Cook

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the seasoned hake fillets, skin side down. Cook for a couple of minutes until the skin is just beginning to crisp, then add little knobs of butter to the pan around each hake fillet and cook for another couple of minutes until the skin is crisp.

Turn the hake fillets over and cook for another 3-4 minutes until cooked through. This will depend on the thickness of the fillets. Transfer to warmed plates while you make the sauce.

Add the rest of the butter to the frying pan and allow it to gently melt over a moderate heat. When it has melted, add a squeeze of lemon juice and the herbs, swirling to combine. Season to taste. Spoon this sauce over the hake fillets and serve with steamed broccoli and some sautéed new potatoes.

Serving Suggestions

Steamed broccoli and sauté new potatoes

Tips

Above all be careful not to overcook the fish.  To check, gently prod the thickest part of the fish with a small knife.  If it is cooked, the flesh will look opaque and the flakes will separate easily.  If it isn’t done yet, it will still have the translucent look for raw fish.

Other fish you could use: Whiting, haddock or trout fillets

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 39g 

Carbohydrates: 52g 

Fat: 26g 

Iron: 2.4mg 

Energy: 644kcal 

 http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/fish/pages/panfriedhake.aspx

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Rachel’s Smoked Mackerel, Apple and Fennel Salad

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Mary Flahavan’s Apple & Cranberry Crumble

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Deep Filled Apple and Cranberry Crumble
Makes 8-10 servings.
Ingredients
Sweet Pastry
160g (6oz) plain flour
55g (2oz) caster sugar
75g (3oz) butter
1 egg
Compote
4 large cooking apples, peeled and sliced
150g (6oz) cranberries (fresh or dried)
100g (4oz) caster sugar
2 tbsp. water
Crumble
75g (3oz) flour
75g (3oz) butter
75g (3oz) brown sugar
75g (3oz) Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
Method
  1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. To make pastry, sift the flour, add the caster sugar and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add enough beaten egg to bind the pastry. The pastry can also be made using a food processor.
  4. Cut a circle of parchment to fit a large pastry dish, sprinkle with flour, roll out the pastry on the floured parchment and then slide it into the dish and bake blind for about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile boil the ingredients for compote for 3 – 4 minutes.
  6. When pastry is baked, fill with the apple and cranberry compote.
  7. To make the crumble topping, combine the flour, sugar, butter and oats in a food processor until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. (Add the oats last if you would like them to stay coarse and be visible in the crumble).
  8. Sprinkle the crumble over the fruit and bake in the oven for about 40 minutes.
  9. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Rachel’s Smoked Mackerel, Apple and Fennel Salad

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Avonmore Rich chocolate ganache tart with pomegranate seeds

Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 1 large egg

For the ganache:

  • 300ml Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream
  • 50g butter
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 100g milk chocolate

To garnish:

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • 200ml Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream

Directions

  1. Use clean fingers to rub the butter into the flour and icing sugar until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the egg and bind the mixture together using either a blunt knife. Once clumps of pastry begin to come together, use your hands to gather into a ball. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry out to a thickness of about 3mm and use to line a 23cm loose-bottomed tart tin, pushing right into the corners and trimming the edges.
  4. Line the pastry with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans or uncooked rice. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the beans and paper and bake for another 5-7 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin.
  5. Heat the Fresh Dessert Cream in a small saucepan until just boiling, then add the butter and chocolate and stir until completely smooth.
  6. Pour into the pastry case and leave for 15 minutes, then place in the fridge to set completely.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh pomegranate seeds and serve drizzled with Fresh Dessert Cream.

Per Serving 482kcals, 28.9g fat (18.4g saturated), 49.8g carbs, 22.8g sugars, 6.6g protein, 1.8g fibre, 0.171g sodium

    
3.50 avg. rating (69% score) – 2 votes

 

Smoked Salmon Mousse – Kevin Dundon

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Smoked Salmon Mousse with Cucumber Jelly & Lemon Froth By Kevin Dundon

Ingredients

  • 200g/8oz smoked salmon
  • 200g/8 fl oz fish Stock
  • 100g/4oz Avonmore Butter, softened
  • 200g/8 fl oz Avonmore Whipped Cream
  • 2 Gelatine Leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp pernod
  • 100g smoked salmon

For the Jelly:

  • 700g/1 ½ lb Cucumber to obtain 300ml/10fl oz Cucumber Juice
  • 10g/ ½ oz sugar
  • 1 tsp Gelatine Powder
  • 1 drop green colouring

Directions

1. To prepare the smoked salmon, place on a chopping board and remove the skin, then slice into 2 inch slices, and set aside.

2. Place the gelatine leave in 100mls cold water and allow to dissolve.

3. Pour the fish stock and pernod into a heavy based pan and bring to the boil, add the smoked salmon and reduce the heat allowing to simmer for 5 – 8 minutes to infuse. Using a hand blender blitz until a creamy consistency has been achieved, add the softened butter. Remove the gelatine from the water, and discard the water retaining the softened gelatine leaves.   Add  the gelatine to the smoke salmon  mixture whilst still warm and stir well to combine all the ingredients.    Pass the mixture through a fine sieve and allow to cool slightly.

4. Stir in the whipped cream and season to flavour.

5. Place the smoke salmon mixture into a piping bag and pipe into the small jars or ramekins.

6. Place the cucumber in a blender and remove the pulp onto a clean muslin cloth draped over a bowl.   Squeeze the pulp to extract the juice from the cucumber and pour the juice from the bowl into a small pan and bring to the boil.   Add the remaining ingredients and allow to boil for 2 – 3 minutes, set aside to cool.   When cooled pour a thin layer over the salmon mousse mixture.

    
4.00 avg. rating (78% score) – 6 votes