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Herb-crusted fish

This is a great recipe for feeding large groups of people as the breadcrumb mixture can be made well in advance. You will need several large roasting tins.

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  • 800g/1lb 12oz crusty bread
  • 400g/14oz cold butter, diced
  • 200g/7oz flatleaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 100g/3┬Żoz chives, snipped
  • 5 lemons, zest only
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6kg/13lb skinless ling fillets, or other white fish
  • 5 tbsp sunflower oil