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Cod and crab with a spiced sauce

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  • 1 pot of ricotta cheese
  • 1 tin of white crab meat
  • 1 egg yolk
  • lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 4 chunky pieces of cod
  • 4 large lettuce leaves
  • 500ml/16fl oz fish stock
  • 2tsp five spice powder
  • 2tsp bottled balti paste
  • root ginger peeled and cut into fine matchsticks
  • 125g/4oz butter, cut into small pieces
  • Note: Instead of the lettuce leaves you could use savoy cabbage leaves, stems removed or 4 large leek leaves, flattened out.