I love the marriage of fish and mushrooms and I love this easy fish dish that can be made in about 30 minutes and is smart enough for mid-week entertaining. Just serve with a salad of toss leaves on the side for a complete meal.
Fish with Creamy Mushroom & Lemon Sauce
4 x 150g firm white fish fillets of your choice
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
CREAMY MUSHROOM & LEMON SAUCE
good of knob butter
500g mushrooms, thinly sliced
4-6 green onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 tbsp plain flour
2 cups milk
a good handful of fresh parsley, chopped
1 lemon, zest gated
1 To make sauce, melt butter in a large frying pan over a
medium-high heat, when butter is foaming, add mushrooms and green onions, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until mushroom are tender. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1
minute longer or until fragrant.
2 Stir in flour and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Slowly stir in milk and cook, stirring constantly, for 3-4 minutes or until sauce boils and thickens. Add most of the parsley, lemon zest and a squeeze of lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
3 Season fish with salt. Heat a separate frying pan over a
medium-high heat, add a fish and cook for 2-4 minutes each side or until cooked through.
4 Serve fish topped with sauce and scattered with remaining parsley.
Where did the ingredients for this dish come from:
Fish: Tangaroa Seafoods – Napier; Green onions, lemon, garlic: Krismaw Gardens – Hastings; Mushrooms: Te Mata Mushrooms – Havelock North; Parsley: The Chef’s Garden @ Epicurean –
Hastings; Milk: Origin Earth – Havelock North; Olive oil: The Village Press – Hastings; Store Cupboard Ingredients: butter, flour, salt, black pepper.
Note: Many of these producers can be found at the Napier Urban Food Market each Saturday morning and/or at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’
Market each Sunday morning.
Happy cooking and eating.
Recipe by Rachel Blackmore
Would you like to receive more great recipes and news from Rachel’s Kitchen NZ?
Subscribe to Rachel’s Kitchen NZ for daily updates via email. Just enter your email address and press ‘Subscribe’.
[email-subscribers namefield=”YES” desc=”” group=”Public”]
Follow my blog with Bloglovin