Steamed Cornish Pollack with Courgettes

Created by Miele’s executive chef and owner of Hardley Hill Farm, Sven-Hanson Britt in partnership with John Lewis, this appetising summer recipe makes the most of fresh in season produce.

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

1kg pollack

1 lemon

1 lime

Maldon salt

2 fresh apricots

2 green courgettes

1 bunch of basil

150ml extra virgin olive oil

2 round courgettes

2 yellow courgettes

2 courgette flowers

Black pepper

50g sea purslane

4 blanched whole almonds

  1. Clean, fillet and skin the pollack and cut into nice sized pieces, one per portion. Finely grate the lemon and lime and mix with the Maldon salt. Season the pollack with this citrus salt.

  2. Cut the fresh apricots into small wedges and semi-dry them in the Sous chef drawer at 70°C for 1 hour.

  3. Cook the green courgettes very quickly and blend into a smooth puree with some basil leaves, olive oil and seasoning.

  4. Cut the various courgettes into different shapes, about the size of a 10p piece.

  5. Cook the pollack in the Miele oven on Moisture Plus at 100°C with an automatic burst of steam to prevent the fillets drying out as they bake. They will take about 10 minutes.

  6. Whilst the pollack is cooking, steam the pieces of courgette, and sea purslane in the Miele steam combination oven. They will take about 2 minutes at 100°C. Season when they have come out of the oven. Serve on the plate with the courgette puree and apricots, the courgette pieces and sea purslane and courgette flowers. Grate over some of the almond. Serve whilst still hot.

About the Author

With a great love for travel and food, Sven-Hanson Britt studied at Bournemouth and Poole College, where a specialised chef course run by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts kick started his career in a big way; with an apprenticeship at The Ritz. Sven then went on to take part in MasterChef:The Professionals, which cemented his love of food even further and in May 2015 our partnership began. Appreciating the link between great cooking and great appliances, Sven was drawn to our reputation for precision, passion and uncompromising quality.

Sven-Hanson Britt