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Old 05-18-2021, 06:50 AM   #1
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Creamy fish sauce

Hi. I am used to uk fish and chips with batter etc. I have some nice smoked haddock (no batter or breadcrumbs) would like to have just chips and peas. What would dearly love is a nice creamy sauce to pour over it. A bit like the famouse chicken tonight jars of sauce but for fish.

Any good recipies? Preferably in oz or grams as here in the UK we don't use cup measurements.


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Old 05-18-2021, 07:01 AM   #2
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I would think any cream sauce would work. or even just a butter garlic lemon type. Melt your butter, add some garlic (don't burn it!), stir in some capers, a squeeze of lemon. Spoon over.
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Old 05-18-2021, 07:45 AM   #3
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Iwould have thought a creamy sauce would use single or double cream. Not sure capers would work with that though!
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Old 05-18-2021, 07:51 AM   #4
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I like tartar sauce with fish, like this: https://www.food.com/recipe/english-...d-chips-428549

Ginger Remoulade:
250 ml (1 cup) mayonnaise or plain yogurt
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
2 tbsp. minced celery
2 tbsp. minced onion
2 tbsp. minced parsley
2 tbsp. ketchup
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour to allow flavors to blend. Leftovers can be used as a sandwich spread or to make shrimp salad.
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Old 05-18-2021, 08:22 AM   #5
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I'm making a simple sauce/dressing that goes like :

- sour cream and mayo with a ratio of about 4:1 (tbsp.) feel free to add more
- lemon or lime juice, 1 tsp or so
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- salt & black pepper to taste
- Italian herbs/seasoning to taste
- olive oil, 1 tbsp.

... simple and goes well with meat or fish :)
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Old 05-18-2021, 08:48 AM   #6
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This looks good, but I would probably doctor it some white wine and/or lemon, and minced garlic and/or shallots:

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Old 05-18-2021, 09:55 AM   #7
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All good ideas.
I tend to make a quick, simple tarter sauce of mayo, onion pwd, sweet relish and lemon juice.

I need to expand my efforts.

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Old 05-18-2021, 10:22 AM   #8
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What about the wonderful Greek, avgolemono sauce? It's made with broth, egg, and lemon. It is wonderful with seafood, among other things. I have only had it with Greek food from restos. One of these days I will try making it myself.
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Old 05-21-2021, 02:20 PM   #9
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Use a fish Volute as the base for Sauce Ravigote. Its is a lightly acidic, herbal sauce that is great with fish. The ingredients are:
  • 4 shallots, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 cups Classic Velouté Sauce (made with Fumet de Poisson (fish stock) for seafood dishes)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chervil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Bercy Sauce
Bercy Sauce was created to go with fish. Again, it starts with a fish Volute. Here are the ingredients:
1 pint (16 oz.) fish Volouté
2 oz. white wine
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon butter
Lemon juice, to taste (21 to 2 oz.)

Do a quick google search under Mother sauces, emulsified sauces for tarter sauces and Add a little mustard to these to emulsify them.
This - https://www.thespruceeats.com/beurre...-recipe-995329 is an one example of the many emulsified sauces that will work well with fish.

I hope that gives you some ideas.

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