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Fish A La Saumarez Recipe

Fish A La Saumarez is a delicious and elegant dish that combines the delicate flavors of fish with a flavorful sauce. This recipe has been enjoyed for generations and is sure to impress your dinner guests.

Fun Fact: Fish A La Saumarez is named after James Saumarez, 1st Baron de Saumarez, a British admiral who served in the Royal Navy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is said that this dish was a favorite of his and was eventually named in his honor.

To begin, you will need the following ingredients:

- 2 Bream
- 2 Tomatoes
- 1 oz. Butter
- 1 fagot of Herbs
- 1 Carrot
- 1 oz. Flour
- Pepper and Salt
- 1 Onion
- 1 dozen Peppercorns
- Lemon Juice

Total Cost: 1s. 3d.
Time: One Hour

First, start by filleting the fish. Remove the bones and set them aside. We will be using the bones to make a delicious fish stock that will enhance the flavor of the dish.

Next, place the fish bones in a saucepan and just cover them with water. Bring the water to a boil and skim off any impurities that rise to the surface.

Slice the tomatoes and add them to the saucepan along with the peppercorns and the vegetables, including the onion and carrot. Boil the mixture quickly, without the lid, for half an hour.

Once the mixture has boiled, strain it, making sure to rub the pulp of the tomatoes through the strainer with the liquor. This will result in a flavorful fish stock that will serve as the base for our sauce.

In a separate saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in the flour to create a smooth paste. Gradually add half a pint of the fish stock to the paste, stirring constantly to avoid any lumps. If the color of the sauce is not to your liking, you can add a few drops of cochineal to enhance the color.

Now it's time to prepare the fish fillets. Take the fillets and fold them neatly. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle them with lemon juice. Cover the dish with a buttered paper to help the fish retain its moisture while baking.

Bake the fish in a preheated oven at a moderate temperature until it is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. This should take about 20-25 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.

Once the fish is cooked, carefully transfer it to a serving dish. Pour the prepared sauce over the fish, ensuring that each fillet is evenly coated. The sauce will add a creamy and flavorful element to the dish.

Fish A La Saumarez is best served hot, so make sure to serve it immediately to your guests. The delicate flavors of the fish, combined with the flavorful sauce, will be a delight to the taste buds.

Similar recipe dishes that you might enjoy include Fisherman's Pie, which is a comforting and hearty dish made with a mixture of fish, potatoes, and a creamy sauce. Another similar dish is Grilled Whole Fish, where the fish is marinated with herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Both of these dishes are excellent choices if you are a fan of fish and are looking for some variety in your meals.

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