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Fish main course for Christmas dinner please

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chocolateshoes Sun 15-Nov-15 15:55:02

Has anyone got any good ideas for a fish main course? I'll do veggies etc, so it needs to be something that would go with potatoes, broccoli etc. Also my 100 year old grandad will be here so nothing too fancy. I can adapt what he's having. Thought about salmon en Croute but that's it so far....thanks!

I came on here to say salmon en croute blush sorry, no other ideas from me

BikeRunSki Sun 15-Nov-15 16:01:24

I was also going to suggest salmon en croute!

ouryve Sun 15-Nov-15 16:02:24

Just a great big roast salmon joint - less of the fuss (because I'd rather save my stodge allowance for the roasties) but still spectacular. nice with a lemon and herb stuffing and some hollandaise sauce. Just make sure it's de-boned, first.

pestilence13610 Sun 15-Nov-15 16:02:52

I did a halibut one year, worked well.

elephantoverthehill Sun 15-Nov-15 16:04:09

I did Nigel Slater's salmon en croute last year. It was very good. What about a seafood platter?

chocolateshoes Sun 15-Nov-15 16:04:18

Great minds ypthink alike! I've done it before so would like something different really. I like the idea of a herby stuffing.
What did you do with the halibut Pestilence?

chocolateshoes Sun 15-Nov-15 16:05:28

DH & I would love seafood platter but not sure my mum would be keen, and am certain my grandad wouldn't like it at all.

elephantoverthehill Sun 15-Nov-15 16:07:21

Does't everyone like a bit of 'clobster' as my DCs would say. An mix of lobster and crab. grin

pestilence13610 Sun 15-Nov-15 16:08:46

Drowned it in butter and roasted it, it was massive, served 14.
Served it with pretty much all the usual stuff.

chocolateshoes Sun 15-Nov-15 16:18:47

Mmmmmm sounds good. I could make caper & rosemay butter for those who like it.

Themodernuriahheep Sun 15-Nov-15 16:29:32

A whole baked salmon. Easy peasy. Beg borrow hire if steal a fish kettle. Into it, put water, onion, garlic, carrot, mixed herbs A spoonful if white wine ( optional) and simmer. Add the fish, simmer for 15 mins. Turn off. Leave about 5 mins. Check done in middle. You can do it on the hob(s) or oven,

Serve with:

Garlic mayonnaise for the adventurous
Mayonnaise or hollandaise for the traditional
New potatoes and crusty French bread,
Lemon wedges
Parsley sauce for the 50s English
Shrimp sauce for the rich



Lobster Thermidor if you are a plutocrat. Yummm

Or thick fish stew.

Or wonderful fish pie. Think either pastry ( puff) or mash as topping.

Layers of
With hard boiled eggs shrimps and capers if you like them scattered between the layers and a white sauce to moisten. Can add anchovy to the White sauce.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 15-Nov-15 16:32:02

I made salmon coulibiac last year, Delia's recipe and it was gorgeous, I made it the day before too.

chocolateshoes Sun 15-Nov-15 16:57:31

My mouth is watering!

trixymalixy Sun 15-Nov-15 17:03:03

I did a whole salmon with hazelnut stuffing one year. It was lovely. like this

SealSong Sun 15-Nov-15 17:15:07

Hake steaks pan fried in butter and garlic

Stickerrocks Sun 15-Nov-15 18:58:36

Rick Stein 's monkfish wrapped in Parma ham with crushed potatoes & watercress was lovely when we had it on Christmas day.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 15-Nov-15 19:00:10

Ooh, yes, I did monkfish wrapped in parma ham for Easter a couple of years back, will find the recipe and link.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 15-Nov-15 19:01:55

This one

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 15-Nov-15 19:10:21

Salmon coulibiac to save you googling

chocolateshoes Sun 15-Nov-15 20:27:19

Mmmmmm love monkfish....thanks for the recipes!

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