Crispy Fish on a Cauliflower Puree with Caramelized Onions – Tracy Foulkes NoMU

Tracy Foulkes's Crispy Fish

Tracy Foulkes’s Crispy Fish, Caulifower Purée, caramelised onions

1 head of cauliflower, trimmed and roughly chopped
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
250ml single cream
1 litre hot water
2 tbsp NoMU Chicken Fond
2 tbsp butter, cubed
NoMU Sea Salt
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 tbsp NoMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil
75g butter
6 x 200g firm white fish fillets, or angel fish, salmon or trout, skin on
olive oil, for brushing

Place the cauliflower, potatoes, single cream, hot water and Chicken Fond in a large saucepan over a high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Remove the cauliflower and potatoes and put in a food processor with enough of the cooking liquid (approximately 60ml) to create a smooth but not overly soft purée. Add the butter, season and blitz again. Set aside and keep warm.

Fry the shallots in the olive oil until crispy and set aside. Bring the extra butter to the boil in a saucepan until it starts to brown. Remove from the heat and stir in the crispy shallots and fresh thyme.

Brush the fish fillets with olive oil and season with salt. Heat a heavy-based non-stick pan over high heat and place the fish, skin side down, in the hot pan. Cook for about 4 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Using a spatula, carefully turn the fish and cook on the other side for a few minutes, until the fish is cooked through.

Serve the fish, crispy skin side up, on the cauliflower potato purée, topped with caramelised shallots and drizzled with thyme butter.

Serves 6

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Tracy Foulkes

Tracy Foulkes

Tracy Foulkes is the heart and soul behind NoMU. Her passion for flavour inspired her to start the company in December 2000 in a very small, front room of her home in central Cape Town. Her love of spices and the stylish, uncomplicated way she loves to cook is very much evident in the NoMU range of products where the emphasis is always very clearly on Quality, Consistency and Innovation with an authentic and unusually personal story attached!
Tracy has become a well-respected South African food personality and businesswoman while NoMU’s story as an entrepreneurial case-study and branding success story has also seen the brand earn critical acclaim and attention in a variety of food related television programs, featured editorials and events. The NoMU Brand Story is presented in a variety of public speaking events throughout the year by Tracy’s partner and NoMU Co-Creator, Paul Raphaely.

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