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Poached Atlantic Turbot

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Recipe by Chef Joachim Textor


4 x 120 g Turbot fillet
500ml court-bouillon
2 pc eggs
1 pc egg yolk
60ml Champagne
20ml white wine
salt, pepper
240 g mashed potato
30 gr rucola leaves
20 gr shallots
15 gr Butter
1 pc lemon ( zest )
40 g salsify mousse
4 pc zucchini blossom filled with mushroom duxelles

Fine noodles deep fried for garnish

Fresh herb sprig


  • Poach the Turbot fillet in the court-bouillon ( add bit of the lemon juice )
  • Sauté the rucola leaves with the shallot in the butter and blend it with the mashed potatoes
  • Simmer the blanched lemon zest very slowly for 2 hours in a sugar syrup.
  • Beat the eggs and pour the Champagne and white wine to make a fluffy sabayon season it - you can add a little bit of the court bouillon too.
  • Stud the Turbot with the lemon zest pieces and set the fish on the mashed potatoes


  • Garnish with the Zucchini flower and Salsify mousse.
  • Spoon the champagne sabayon over it.
  • Decorate with some fried fine noodles and fresh herb sprig.

Serves 4

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