Poached ocean trout with hollandaise and peas

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 12 people

  • 4 golden shallots, thinly sliced
  • 50 gm butter
  • 2 kg green peas, podded
  • 400 ml chicken stock
  • 3 kg poached ocean trout
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  • Hollandaise sauce
  • 75 ml white wine vinegar
  • 75 ml white wine
  • 2 golden shallots, thinly sliced
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 200 ml clarified butter (see note)
01   Sauté shallots in butter in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until soft, add peas and stock and simmer for 5 minutes or until tender and stock has almost reduced. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, set aside and keep warm.
02   For hollandaise, combine vinegar, wine, shallots and peppercorns in a small saucepan, simmer over medium heat and reduce by half, then strain into a large heatproof bowl. Add egg yolks and whisk over a saucepan of gently simmering water until pale and frothy and thick enough to hold a ribbon when drizzled from the whisk. Remove from heat, gradually whisk in butter and season to taste.
03   Serve fish with peas and hollandaise.
Note For clarified butter, melt 250gm cold cubed butter over low heat for 10 minutes, pour into a jug, stand, skim surface, then pour off clear butter and reserve, discarding milk fat.

Recipe:

RODNEY DUNN

Photography:

TENY AGHAMALIAN

Styling:

GERALDINE MUNOZ

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