Fast Flat Fish Recipe | Abel & Cole

Fast Flat Fish

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Serves3 people

Flat fish like these here dab can be sizzled up and on your plate in less than 10 mins, start to finish.

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  • Whole dab
  • Whole plaice
  • Whole lemon sole
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • Plain white flour
  • Chilli powder
  • Fresh thyme

Delicious with a simple salad and boiled new potatoes.

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1. First rinse your fish.
2. Scatter a layer of plain white flour on a large plate. Season with a pinch of chilli powder and some fresh thyme.
3. Season the fish all over with salt and pepper. Squeeze over a little lemon juice and grate on some zest.
4. Dredge the fish through the flour, ensuring it’s coated all over on both side. Shake any excess flour off.
5. Get a large frying pan smoking hot. Add a little knob of butter and/or a drop of olive oil – just enough to create a thin film on the bottom of the pan.
6. Cook the fish for 2-3 mins on each side, till golden and crisp.
7. Plate up. Squeeze a little lemon juice over. That’s it.
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