This is a tasty turbot recipe just adding a few extra flavours with almond and cucumber that do not overwhelm but complement this rather refined flatfish.
Turbot is a large flatfish usually a flecked sandy colour (similar to a Brill or Sole). It is very popular in the UK and in limited supply which makes it a special treat at home or a more luxe option if you are eating out. It is found in the waters around the UK (North Atlantic) and in the Mediterranean Sea. There is some farming of Turbot in France and Spain. Check the labels in shop to see where we have sourced a particular fish.
The popularity of Turbot is for good reason. The meat is an attractive pure white, very tasty and has large flakes – a winning combination. Turbot is available all year as a whole fish or as fillets or steaks.
Most of the work for this dish will be in the preparation allow about 35 minutes. Cooking time is a speedy 5 minutes. Quantities below will be for two people
Ingredients For Pan Fried Turbot Recipe
2 turbot portions from Walter Purkis & Sons
1 medium cucumber peeled, seeds removed, cut in 1cm pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
Half red chilli finely diced
1 tbsp flaked almonds (toasted)
Asparagus or other seasonal green vegetables
Cooking Method For Pan Fried Turbot Recipe
Like so many flat fish fish, turbot should be cooked with care, pan-frying or grilling adds extra flavour but need to be implemented gently.
First mix the cucumber with the salt, sugar, chilli and vinegar, allow to stand in a bowl for 30 min minimum.
Next heaat your pan and add a little oil, place the turbot in the pan and cook on both sides until just cooked and no more.
Remove the fish and keep warm, add a knob of butter to the pan the fish has been cooked in. Drain the cucumber and add to the pan toss until warmed through then add in the almonds.
Place the turbot on serving plates and spoon over the cucumber and almonds. This recipe will go well with some baby carrots and asparagus – equally some other green veg such as spinach or broccoli.
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