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  1. If using a whole salmon, have the fish monger clean, skin and fillet it so that you have two whole fillets.
  2. Check the fillets for large internal bones and remove these with a clean pair of pliers or scissors.
  3. You can make individual serves using salmon steaks rather than a whole fish if desired.
  4. If using a larger fish eg 5lb, wrap each fillet in buttered foil and precook for about 15 minutes.
  5. Do not overcook or it will fall apart in the next step!
  6. Allow to cool in the fridge.
  7. Chop the preserved ginger and mix with currents and butter.
  8. Spread mixture over the fish and sandwich the fillets together.
  9. Wrap the fish in pastry and decorate as required.
  10. Glaze with egg wash.
  11. Bake for 30- 45 minutes.
  12. Cook for the first 20 mins in a moderate- hot oven, then reduce heat to slow for the remainder.
  13. If using ready made pastry be guided by cooking instructions on the packet.
  14. Chop shallots and sweat in butter.
  15. Add herbs and gently cook for a minute of two.
  16. Add the flour and mix.
  17. Add cream.
  18. Bring gently to the boil and cook for 5 mins stirring all the time.
  19. Stir in mustard, egg yolk and lemon juice.
  20. Check seasoning and adjust to taste.
  21. Serve the fish on a platter decorated with fresh sprigs of chervil and tarragon.
  22. Serve the sauce separately in a gravy boat.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 791.02 Kcal (3312 kJ)
Calories from fat 375.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.68g 64%
Cholesterol 192.2mg 64%
Sodium 359.6mg 15%
Potassium 1073.25mg 23%
Total Carbs 46.08g 15%
Sugars 5.1g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3.03g 12%
Protein 51.26g 103%
Vitamin C 7.1mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 61.5mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 208.88 Kcal (875 kJ)
Calories from fat 99.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.01g 64%
Cholesterol 50.75mg 64%
Sodium 94.96mg 15%
Potassium 283.41mg 23%
Total Carbs 12.17g 15%
Sugars 1.35g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 12%
Protein 13.54g 103%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 0.3mg 6%
Calcium 16.3mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.7
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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