Gourmet Christmas Dinner | Fish

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Gourmet Christmas Dinner – Elsewhere | Fish

Servings: 1
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  • Box grater
  • Frying pan + slotted turner
  • Small bowl
  • Chopping Board & Knife



  • 1 white potatoes size of a fist
  • Pinch chili flakes
  • 30 ml olive oil

Cranberry Salsa

  • 60 ml cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 15 ml water


  • 4 brussel sprouts
  • 15 ml butter
  • 1 parsnip peeled, quartered lengthways
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 50 g stuffing from packet
  • 100 ml hot water
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds optional


  • 1 chicken breast ideally skin on
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • 15 ml butter


  • 250 ml red wine
  • 15 ml butter


Potato Rosti

  • Grate the potato, then squeeze to release some of the liquid. Season with salt/pepper and chili flakes if using. Heat a frying pan with olive oil, take half the grated potato and flatten into a thin rosti (about 1/4 inch thick – give or take).
  • Lay the rosti into the hot oil – don’t touch it! Leave it to colour and cook for about 3-4minutes, then carefully using the slotted turner flip it over and cook the otherside for another 3 minutes. Remove on to a warm plate.

Cranberry Salsa

  • Mix all the ingredients together and reserve


  • Brussel sprouts – fry in hot butter for 3 minutes, season with salt/pepper then reserve and keep warm.
  • Parsnip – fry the prepared parsnip in olive oil until brown then add a small splash of water, sugar and cumin seeds, cover immediately and cook for five minutes. Leave in the pan to keep warm.
  • Stuffing – mix stuffing, seeds and water together and reserve.


  • Season the fish with salt, pepper and spices. Heat a frying pan with the olive oil, butter, garlic clove and thyme and lay the fish skin side down, gently push down on top of the fish to stop it curling. Fry for about 5 minutes (less for a thin piece) then turn over and cook the other side for 1 more minute and keep warm.


  • Pour the wine into the frying pan you just cooked the fish in and reduce by two-thirds. Remove from the heat and once it stops bubbling add the butter and swirl the pan to emulsify.
  • Assemble the dish – place the rosti on a plate, top with all the sides finishing with the main ingredient. Dot the cranberry salsa around the plate and drizzle over the red wine reduction.