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Fillet of sea bream, Newlyn crab, braised gem lettuce and shellfish butter sauce

By John Hooker of The Cornish Arms, Tavistock

Fillet of sea bream, Newlyn crab, braised gem lettuce and shellfish butter sauce

Ingredients

  • Sea bream
  • 1 x sea bream fillet
    3 x leaves baby gem
    100g white crab meat
    Pinch dried seaweed
    Chopped chives
    Capers
    Knob of butter
    700 ml Shellfish/crab stock
    10g butter
    Tsp crème fraiche
    ½ red onion

Method

To make the sauce

Bring to the boil the shellfish stock, whisk in cold butter until emulsified and finish with crème fraiche.

For the crab

Make the red onion vinaigrette to dress the crab, finely dice onion, wash with cold water and drain. season with rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt to taste, lace with olive oil.

To make the warm crab vinaigrette, place a knob of butter into a small saucepan, once melted add the baby gem lettuce until wilted and then add the crab, season and remove from the heat.

To finish add a teaspoon of the red onion vinaigrette, a generous pinch of the seaweed, capers and chopped chives.

For the bream

Firstly pre-heat your grill. Place on a well oiled and lightly seasoned baking tray.

Grill the sea bream for 2-3 minutes until cooked.

To serve

Place the crab into a bowl top with the bream and pour the sauce around the bream and crab.

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John Hooker

Enthusiastic husband and wife duo John and Emma Hooker

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