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Fish Cakes

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1kg potato purée
500g turbot
500g salmon
500g cod
500g sole fillet
6 hard boiled eggs
200g spring onions
40ml anchovy essence
1tsp English mustard
10ml Worcester sauce
20g chervil, chopped
100g mayonnaise
100g clarified butter
Salt and Pepper

For the pane:
10 eggs
500g flour
500g white breadcrumbs

(quantities to taste)
Black olives
Oven dried organic tomatoes (see note)
Olive oil
Salt, pepper,sugar

Note: take the organic tomatoes, cut in half, sprinkle with salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil, chopped garlic and basil, and place on the hotplate for 4 - 5 hours.

1 litre white wine
150g shallots
30g butter
1 litre fish stock
1 lemon zest
10 peppercorns
1/2 litre cream
200g basil puree

Sour cream and chives:
400ml of double cream
Juice of 1 - 2 lemons
Salt and pepper
Chives (to taste)


Method for Fish Cake:

  • Cut the fish into even 2 cm dice, season and quickly pan fry in a quarter of the butter.
  • Mix the fish and potato purée together.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mould into 160g balls.
  • Allow to set in the fridge.
  • Neatly pane in flour, egg and breadcrumbs - twice to give a better coating. Pan-fry in the rest of the butter when required.

Method for Sauce:

  • Sweat the shallots in butter until soft.
  • Add white wine, boil and reduce by half.
  • Add stock, lemon zest and peppercorns and reduce by half.
  • Add cream and reduce to a light coating consistency.
  • Season and stir in basil purée - at the last moment.

Method for Sour Cream and Chives:

  • To serve, toss the tomatoes in olive oil with black olives, thinly slice the basil and dress in a circle.
  • Arrange the fish cake on top of this and spread the fish cream around.
  • Whisk the cream with a little lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste until the cream holds its shape and fold in the chives.
  • Put a quenelle on top of each fish cake.

Serves 10

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