Baked turbot with a fine tomato sauce

Baked turbot with a fine tomato sauce

serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 turbot steaks about 200 grams each
  • 200 ml/6 fl oz fish stock
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, sliced
  • 5 ml/1 tsp dried mixed herbs (or use fresh)
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • a good squeeze of tomato puree
  • salt and pepper

Method

  1. Set the oven at 180C/350F/gas 4. Put the fish in an ovenproof dish, add half the stock, cover and bake for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile melt half the butter in a frying pan. Add the onion and carrot fry gently for 5 minutes until soft. Sprinkle over the herbs, add the remaining stock and cover the pan. Simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and discard vegetables.
  3. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan, add the flour and cook briefly until you have a consistent paste. Add the puree and work this in too. Now add the stock you have just made, little by little, stirring constantly, until you have a nicely blended sauce with an agreeable consistency. Season to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. When the fish is cooked pour over the sauce. You could garnish with a little fresh parsley.

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