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Fish Zephyrs

Diane SeedThis recipe for Fish Zephyrs comes from Diane Seed. Diane has lived in Rome for thirty years, and she has built up an international reputation for her unrivaled knowledge of Italian regional cuisine and wines. She runs her own cooking school with courses throughout the year in Rome, Campania (on the Amalfi coast) and Puglia (on the 'heel' of Italy).

Diane is the author of many cook books. Her first book, Top one Hundred Pasta Sauces, has sold well over a million copies and been translated into twelve languages. She now writes for various magazines, as well as traveling the world giving lectures, lessons and demonstrations, spreading the knowledge she has acquired over the years from farms, palazzi, markets, restaurants and family friends.

She is also the Italian food consultant for Marks and Spencer in the UK and now spends considerable time helping chefs and suppliers enlarge their repertoire with authentic regional dishes.

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Ingredients for Fish Zephyrs

9 oz Fresh salmon
1 egg white
Black pepper and salt
7 fl oz double cream
6 fillets sole or other flat white fish

How to make Fish Zephyrs

  • In a food processor, whizz the salmon, uncooked to a smooth paste, then add the egg white and season to taste.
  • Gradually beat in the double cream.
  • Put this mousseline in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
  • Lightly oil 6 ramekins or small, fish shaped moulds and line with the whole fish fillets, keeping the most attractive side outwards.
  • Fill the centre with the salmon mixture and smooth it over the top of the mould.
  • Cover with lightly greased paper, then silver foil, pressing it in tightly over the rim of the mould.
  • Cook for 20 minutes in a moderate oven 190ºC (375ºF), standing the moulds in a baking tin containing boiling water.
  • After the moulds are cooked, let them stand for 5 minutes before turning out.
  • Decorate with the following red and green sauces:

Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

Courgette Sauce

Serves 6

Diane Seed