Fried Gurnard Fillets with Sage and Garlic
is one of Rick Stein's recipes which we have kindly
had permission to reproduce which should whet your appetite
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x 350g / 12oz gurnard, filleted
4 teaspoons sunflower oil
75g / 3oz unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons small fresh sages leaves
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
the gurnard fillets on both sides with some salt and
the oil in a large frying pan.
the fillets to the pan, skin-side down, and fry over
a high heat for 2 minutes until the skin is golden
brown. Turn them over and fry for another 1 - 2 minutes
or until just cooked through.
into the centre of 4 warmed serving plates, overlapping
the fillets slightly, and keep warm.
away any remaining oil from the pan and wipe it out
with kitchen paper.
the butter to the pan and as it starts to melt, add
the garlic and whole sage leaves.
the pan to a medium-high heat and leave the butter
to cook for a minute or too until it starts to brown
slightly and smell nutty.
add the lemon juice and some seasoning, then quickly
spoon it over the fish, trying to divide the bits
of garlic and sage leaves equally between each plate.
Serve straight away.