pan-fried skrei with pea and cauliflower crush
in order to fully appreciate the incredible clean flavour of this fish and to, in a way honour its presence on my plate I have kept the ingredients and recipe very simple, ultimately this is fish in it’s purest form, pan-fried with a little butter, oil and seasoning and served with a creative mash that has its heritage in the old-fashioned kind of ‘cod n chips’ serve…
2 skrei fillets (available in all good fish-mongers and also on-line here)
butter and olive oil
salt and pepper
250g frozen peas
1 medium cauliflower
a few basil leaves
a few mint leaves
place the cauliflower and peas on to steam and once tender place in a large bowl with a glug of olive oil, the basil, mint and a little seasoning then blitz gently with a handheld whizzer thingy until you reach the desired consistency.
meanwhile smear the skin of the skrei with a little olive oil and season well with salt and pepper, next heat a small heavy pan and melt a little butter into it.
place the fish skin-side down into the pan and fry for two to three minutes until the skin is golden and crispy then season the flesh side with a little more salt and pepper and a drizzle of oil and then turn the fish over and pan fry the flesh side for a further two minutes until perfectly cooked
eat and of course, enjoy!