Plaice with spiced shrimp butter & lemon flowers

Plaice with spiced shrimp butter & lemon flowers

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Serves
4
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Tara Fisher

Before you go on a wild goose chase to the shops looking for lemon flowers, this is how they’re made: cut the ends off a lemon, then peel it with a spoon, keeping it whole and in a round shape. Carefully trim off any pith, then slice it horizontally and you’ll get slices shaped like flowers. Lemon flowers used to be a classic garnish in top London hotels, and I’ve finally found out how to do them. The sauce here is a bit like potted shrimps, but a bit spicier – it really is delicious.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g new potatoes
1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
75g butter
1 lemon
25ml olive oil
4 x 175g plaice fillets
100g brown shrimps
1 tablespoon gentleman’s relish
1 pinch cayenne pepper
300g mangetout
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Halve the new potatoes, if large. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the potatoes and cook for 12–15 minutes, until tender. Meanwhile, chop the parsley. Drain the potatoes and crush them with 25g of the butter and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, make the lemon flowers as described above.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and season the plaice with salt and pepper. Cook for 1–2 minutes, then turn them over. Add the butter, shrimps, Gentleman’s Relish and cayenne pepper, then cook for a further 2 minutes. Remove and keep warm.
  4. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and add the mangetout. Cook for 1 minute, until just tender, then drain.
  5. To serve, divide the fish among the plates, spoon over the shrimp butter and top with a lemon flower. Serve with the crushed potatoes and mangetout.
Tags:
James Martin
Saturday Kitchen
quick meals
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