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Turbot with Tartare Sauce and Crispy Fish Goujons

A super tasty turbot dish for the whole family to enjoy


  • 260g of turbot cut into 8 strips
  • 50g of plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 150g of Panko breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • salt


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp english mustard 
  • 250ml of olive oil
  • 50ml of double cream
  • 100ml of fish stock, heated
  • 100g of potatoes cut into 1cm dice
  • 1 baby gem lettuce sliced
  • 1 tsp tarragon chopped
  • 1 tsp chives chopped
  • 1 tsp chervil chopped
  • 1 tsp parsley chopped
  • 2 gherkins, finely diced
  • 100g of fresh peas
  • salt
  • pepper


  • broccoli
  • capers

  1. To make the tartare sauce, separate the egg and place the egg yolk, vinegar and mustard into a bowl
  2. Whisk for 1 minute, then slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream, taking care not to split the mixture. Season with salt
  3. Add the double cream and mix thoroughly, then whisk the hot fish stock in gradually until the mixture coats the back of a spoon
  4. Cook the potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water. Once tender add the peas for 1 minute, strain and add to the tartare sauce along with the sliced lettuce
  5. Stir for 2 minutes, then add the herbs and gherkin to the sauce. Season to taste and set aside
  6. To prepare the crispy fish goujons, dust the strips in flour. Separate the egg and break up the yolk with a fork. Dip the floured fish in the egg yolk, then roll through the seasoned breadcrumbs. Set aside until ready to cook
  7. Heat some oil in a non-stick pan over a medium heat and when it is hot, add the whole fillets of turbot. Cook gently until the fish has a light golden edge, which should take approximately 5 minutes
  8. Carefully flip the fish and remove from the heat. This will allow the gentle residual heat to finish the cooking process
  9. Fry the crumbed goujons in a deep fat fryer at 170˚C for 2-3 minutes until golden. Remove and drain on kitchen towel, season with salt and aside is a warm place
  10. Trim the woody stems off the broccoli and wash thoroughly. Cook in salted boiling water until tender, for around 3-4 minutes
  11. Heat the lemon oil in a small pan, add the drained capers and fry until browned and frizzled. Lift out with slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper
  12. To serve, spoon some tartare sauce in the centre of each bowl. Place the fish fillets on top and garnish with the capers and lemon oil. Serve with crispy goujons and broccoli