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Charcoal grilled sea bass with fennel




Ingredients


Charcoal grilled bass with fennel

serves 4

prep time 15 mins

cooking time 25 to 30 mins

1 x 1kg / 2lb sea bass cleaned

6 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper

a few dried fennel stalks.

1 lg fennel bulb chopped

2 tablespoons crushed red peppercorns

For the sauce

2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon French mustard

300ml / 1/2 pt olive oil

2 tablespoons of vinegar

2 gherkins finely chopped

1 tablespoon capers finely chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon snipped chives

Grilled Sea bass with fennel


sea bass picture

Sprinkle the fish with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Season inside and out with salt and pepper.

Stuff the fennel stalks inside and place on a grid over glowing charcoal.

Cook for 20 to 30 mins turning once.

Heat the rest of the olive oil in a pan and add the chopped fennel.

Cook over a gentle heat until soft and golden.

Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

To make the sauce.

Put the egg yolks in a bowl with the mustard and some salt and pepper.

Mix well whisk in the oil a few drops at a time initially and then in a steady stream.

Then whisk vigorously until sauce starts to thicken.

When thick whisk in the vinegar thoroughly stir in the gherkins, capers and herbs season to taste.

Serve the fish cut into 4 portions with the fennel.

Sprinkle with the crushed red peppercorns serve the sauce separately.

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