Cold Fish Fillets Italienne

10 PORTIONS

Ingredients

Fish fillets                                                                  10x100 g

Lemon                                                                     1

Fish stock                                                                100 ml

Salt

Pepper

Vegetable salad                                                        400 g

Leaf Gelatine                                                           15 g

Fish chaudfroid sauce                                              500 ml

Eggs                                                                         2

Tomatoes                                                                 5

Cucumber                                                                1

Shrimps (peeled)                                                      50 g

shrimp butter                                                           25 g

Asparagus spears                                                     30

Fish Aspic jelly                                                        500 ml

Method

  1. Soak the gelatine then melt it in a little hot water.  Trim and wash the fillets, make two incisions across the backs in the thick part.  Soak in water, to which juice of lemon has been added, for one hour.
  2. Flatten the fillets and fold them in half.
  3. Cover the fillets with fish stock and poach then in a fireproof dish covered with buttered greaseproof paper for about 8 minutes.
  4. Allow them to cool a little, remove carefully from the liquor and lightly press until cold.
  5. Add the gelatine, and add it to the vegetable salad then pour into a mould to form a fan shape.
  6. Trim the fillets and place them on a wire tray.
  7. Mask the fillets with chaudfroid and allow to set, decorate and glaze with fish aspic jelly.
  8. Turn the fan of vegetable salad out onto a jellied serving dish.
  9. Trim any surplus aspic from the fish and arrange on the fan.

Garnish with:

  • Peeled, decorated, glazed tomatoes.
  • Cucumber boats filled with shrimp butter, decorated with shrimps and glazed.
  • Glazed stuffed eggs.
  • Asparagus spears decorated and glazed.

Note:  Fillets of sole or plaice are generally used.

 

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