Nicholas's fish

Nicholas's fish
This is a very easy recipe, everything hinges on the brief cooking of the leeks, then the fish.
209,5894.7/5 for 23 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 4 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
31 min.25 min.56 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Nicholas's fish : Photo of step #1
It is not necessary to use fish fillet, ordinary pieces will be fine.

Wash the 300 g fish fillet, remove skin and bones then cut into medium size pieces.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Nicholas's fish : Photo of step #2
Wash 3 leeks, and slice thinly.

In a large pan, melt 40 g butter and add the sliced leeks, and well mix but don't add salt.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Nicholas's fish : Photo of step #3
Cook uncovered 4 - 5 minutes, until leeks are almost cooked, but still a bit crunchy.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Add the fish pieces, mix well and cover.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Nicholas's fish : Photo of step #5
Leave to cook until fish becomes opaque.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Nicholas's fish : Photo of step #6
Add 200 ml cream, salt and pepper, then thicken the cream over a low heat for a few minutes.

It's ready.


Adding cream is optional, but Nicholas loves it and it's smoother with it.

You can add other vegetables, but I think that leeks are essential.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,354 Kcal or 5,669 Kj70 gr58 gr94 gr
68 %27 %5 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
113 Kcal or 473 Kj6 gr5 gr8 gr
6 %2 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
339 Kcal or 1,419 Kj18 gr14 gr23 gr
17 %7 %1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Fish filletFish fillet: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sea bass with coriander cream en papillote, Fish "à la Bordelaise", Red sea bream fillets in a soy-sauce marinade, Tahitian style fish, Fish in white wine, ... All
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