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How to pan-fry turbot fillets

How to pan-fry turbot fillets

How to pan-fry turbot fillets

Turbot is a princely fish that deserves to be cooked with care and attention. While pan-frying fish is seen as risky by many home cooks, it remains a great method for getting the most out of a quality piece of fish, and, when practised correctly, results in buttery, soft flesh and crispy skin.

Method

1
Place a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a tbsp vegetable oil.
2
Once the oil is hot, season the turbot fillets and add to the pan, skin-side down. Cook until golden and crisp on the underside, for approximately 3 minutes
3
Turn the turbot over, remove the pan from the heat and leave the fillet in the pan to finish cooking through from the residual heat.
4
To check that the fish is cooked, insert a metal skewer at the thickest part, it should go easily through and be warm to the touch. Serve immediately

Variations

To add extra flavour to the fish add a knob of butter to the pan when turning the fish over and finish with a squeeze of lemon.

For very thick fillets, or fillets and steaks with the bone left in, it is best to pan-fry the fish until golden on one side, then flip the fish and finish in a hot oven for approximately 4-6 minutes until cooked through - this ensures the fish is not overcooked on the outside and undercooked in the centre.

Marcus Eaves removes the skin before pan-frying his turbot and serving with prawns, braised fennel and borage.

 
 
 
 

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