Fillet of sea trout with samphire & beurre blanc

Galton Blackiston

Galton Blackiston

31st October 2017

Fillet of sea trout with samphire & beurre blanc

Fillet of sea trout with samphire & beurre blanc recipe from the menu at the one Michelin star Morston Hall. Serves Four

Ingredients

  • For the beurre blanc:
  • 2 shallots, peeled, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp white wine
  • 225g salted butter, cubed
  • zest of half 1 lemon, finely grated
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • For the sea trout:
  • 4 x 150g fillets of sea trout, skinned, pin bones removed
  • rapeseed oil
  • 1 knob of salted butter
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • For the samphire:
  • 250g samphire, carefully picked
  • over and washed thoroughly
  • 25g salted butter
  • sea salt & black pepper

Method

To make the beurre blanc, place the shallots into a saucepan together with the wine vinegar, lemon juice and white wine. Bring to the boil and reduce the liquid to about a tablespoon. Add 1 tablespoon of cold water, and keep on the heat to reduce the liquid again to just a tablespoon.
Turn the heat down and over a low heat, whisk in the butter about 25g at a time. The sauce will emulsify. Once all the butter has been added, remove the pan from the heat and pass the sauce through a sieve into another saucepan. Set aside until needed, but do not refrigerate or the sauce will separate.
To cook the sea trout, heat a frying pan over a medium heat, add a good splash of rapeseed oil and the butter. When the butter foams place the fillets in the pan, season, press down firmly on the fillets and fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the fish over and fry for a further 30 seconds, again seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper as you do so.
To cook the samphire, bring a pan of unsalted water to the boil, throw in the samphire and cook for 3 minutes. Drain thoroughly, smother with butter and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Just before serving reheat the beurre blanc, carefully stirring the sauce over a low heat, stir in the lemon zest and check the seasoning.
Serve the sea trout on a bed of buttered samphire with the lemon beurre blanc.