Roasted Fish with a Parmesan Crust
This works superbly well with plaice fillets, but sole would be excellent, or thicker fish fillets such as cod or haddock, in which case allow 5 minutes’ extra cooking time.
I don't feel this needs a sauce, but a green salad with a lemony dressing would be a good accompaniment.
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This recipe is from Delia's Winter Collection. Serves 2
First of all brush the foil on the baking tray generously with melted butter.
Now wipe the fish with kitchen paper, then lay the fillets on the foil and season with salt and pepper. Next, place the cubes of bread and parsley leaves in a food processor and switch on the motor to whiz it all to fine crumbs, than add the Parmesan, melted butter, half teaspoon of salt and some pepper, and pulse again to mix them in.
Now spread the crumb mixture over the fish fillets, drizzle over a little more melted butter and then place the baking tray on a high shelf in the oven for 7–8 minutes, or until the crumbs have turned a golden brown. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over, and a sprig of parsely to garnish.
Preheat the oven to 230ºC, gas mark 8
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You will need a large baking tray lined with some kitchen foil.