Zander With Onion And Paprika

Zander with onion and paprika

Serves 2


  • 2 zander steaks
  • 60ml/3 fl oz dry white wine
  • 200ml/8 fl oz fish stock
  • 150g/6 oz onions
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 130ml/4 fl oz cream
  • 25g/1 oz fresh white breadcrumbs, toasted
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Sauté onions with half the butter and a little water until soft and transparent. Keep warm.
  2. Season steaks with salt and pepper and place in pan. Add wine and stock, cover and simmer until fish is cooked (about ten minutes). Remove fish and keep warm.
  3. Add the paprika to the fish stock, turn up heat and reduce the volume by three quarters.
  4. Put steaks in grill pan. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Dot with remaining butter. Grill under a high heat until golden brown.
  5. Whilst that is happening, add the cream to the sauce. Stir in. Season to taste.
  6. To serve, place onion mixture on plate and arrange steaks on top. Serve sauce separately.