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Pan-fried red mullet on courgette tagliatelle with scallops and purple basil pesto

Pan-fried red mullet on courgette tagliatelle with scallops and purple basil pesto

Pan-fried red mullet on courgette tagliatelle with scallops and purple basil pesto

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1
For the purple basil pesto, place all the pesto ingredients into a food processer and blend until a coarse texture is achieved. Season with salt and pepper, transfer to a small bowl and set aside
  • 100g of baby purple basil
  • 25g of Parmesan
  • 25g of toasted pine nuts
  • 40ml of grapeseed oil
  • 10ml of olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
2
For the fish velouté, sweat the shallot in a little oil and butter until soft. Add the white wine as well as a splash of Noilly Prat, bring to the boil and then reduce. Add the fish stock and reduce by half before adding the cream
  • 1 banana shallot
  • 384ml of fish stock
  • 140ml of white wine
  • 1 dash of Noilly Prat
  • 250ml of double cream
  • salt
  • black pepper
3
Bring back to the boil and reduce until thickened slightly. Squeeze the garlic pulp out of the skin and add to the velouté to taste. Blend until smooth, season and then pass through a fine sieve
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • salt
  • black pepper
4
Preheat the oven to 170°C/Gas mark 4. Slice each courgette in half, remove the seeds and then slice into long thin ribbons. Blanch very quickly, drain well and toss in a little butter, seasoning well
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 knob of butter
  • salt
  • black pepper
5
Season the mullet fillets and pan fry in a little olive oil, skin side down. Once the skin has started to crisp, transfer to the oven and cook for 2-3 minutes depending on size of fillet. Finish with a little butter, basting well
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1 red mullet fillet
6
Season the scallops and sauté in a hot pan, finish with butter and a little lemon juice
  • 1 lemon
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 2 Scottish scallops
7
Place the courgette tagliatelle in the centre of two warmed bowls. Top the courgette with the mullet fillet and seared scallop. Spoon the velouté in the bowls along with a small amount of purple basil pesto, serve immediately

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Red mullet and tagliatelle

Fish velouté

Purple basil pesto

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