Hartford House

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Fish And Chips Recipe

 Trout Fish and Chips Photo : Jackie Cameron

Trout Fish and Chips
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Fish And Chips

Yields : 4

Ingredients :

  • 6 (1499gr) Potatoes, peeled and cut into long strips
  • Sunflower Oil, for frying
  • 5ml Maldon Sea Salt
  • 2 (330gr) Lemons, cut in rough wedges
  • 4x 100gr Fresh, pin-boned Trout Sides
  • 10gr Butter
  • 10ml Olive Oil

Method :

  1. Spray and Cook and heat a non-stick pan, add the butter.
  2. Once the butter is golden brown and releasing a nutty aroma, add the olive oil (the oil prevents the butter from burning).
  3. Place the trout, presentation side down first in the hot pan.
  4. Allow a golden colour to develop on the trout, turn over and sear the other side as well.
  5. Only sear one or two trout sides at a time, to prevent from overloading your pan, because this will result in poaching, rather than searing.

Beurre Blanc

Ingredients :

  • 250ml White Wine
  • 180gr Salted Butter, cut into cubes. Keep chilled in the fridge
  • 15ml Cream
  • Salt and Pepper

Method :

  1. Reduce the white wine by half in a small saucepan.
  2. Whisk the butter into the white wine one block at a time off the heat.
  3. If you find the butter is not melting or taking a long time to melt place your saucepan back onto the heat.
  4. Do not allow boiling as the sauce will separate.
  5. Keep whisking and adding butter off and on the heat until butter has completely melted and incorporated within the sauce.
  6. To serve, add the cream and season, whisk well to combine.

On serving :

  • Fry the chips, sear the trout and serve with the beurre blanc sauce.

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 Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713