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Pan-fried dab with lemon and mint potatoes

Pan-fried dab with lemon and mint potatoes

Dab are a small flatfish with a delicate flavour. This recipe is a simple, summery way to enjoy them.


Preparation method

  1. Place the new potatoes into a saucepan, cover with water and add a pinch of salt, a knob of the butter and half of the mint. Bring to the boil and cook the potatoes for 4-5 minutes, or until tender. Drain.

  2. Mix the lemon zest, juice, sugar and capers together in a large bowl. Stir in the potatoes and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the remaining butter, reserving a knob of butter to fry the fish, and set aside.

  3. Rub the dab fillets with the oil and with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Heat the reserved butter in a frying pan and cook the fish for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

  5. To serve, spoon the potatoes onto serving plates and top with the dab fillet.

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