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Here’s a Winter Warmer


27th November 2018

Carrelet au Velouté de Poisson – Plaice with Fish Velouté

As the winter months are upon us we thought we’d share one of our popular fish dishes. Simple and tasty, we know you will enjoy this hearty meal.

Plaice with Fish Velouté Gascony Cookery School


  • 1 Whole plaice (fillets removed)
  • 120g Onions (chopped)
  • 2 Shallots (chopped)
  • 1 Small leek (chopped)
  • Trimmings and bones from fish
  • 125ml Dry white wine
  • 125ml Dry vermouth
  • 300ml Cream
  • 30g Butter
  • 1 Sprig of rosemary
  • 1 Clove of garlic
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Juice of a lemon quarter

Cooking Method: 

  1. Melt the butter in a pan, add the onions, shallots and leeks and cook until soft but not browned.
  2. Add the fish trimmings, cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then add the vermouth and wine and reduce until almost all the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Add the cream and bring to the boil, simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  4. Add the rosemary, garlic, salt and cayenne.  Cover the pan and leave to infuse for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Pass the sauce through a strainer and add a little lemon juice to season.
  6. Poach or fry the fillets and serve with the re-heated fish velouté.


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