Sea Trout with Samphire, Potted Shrimp & Lemon


Buttery new Jerseys, fresh salty samphire and delicate fish are like spring on a plate - add some shellfish and you're in for a feast

What you will need

350g Jersey Royal potato or small Charlotte potatoes - larger ones halved lengthways

2 sea trout or salmon fillets, skin on but scales removed

pinch of cayenne pepper

1 tsp sunflower or vegetable oil

85g samphire, well washed Samphire sam-fire Though there are two types of samphire - marsh and rock - only marsh samphire is widely…

25g unsalted butter

1 tbsp finely chopped shallot Shallot shal-lot Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

4 tbsp white wine (I used white Burgundy)

57g tub potted shrimp (see tip, below)

1 tarragon sprig, chopped Tarragon ta-ra-gon A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

juice 1 lemon Lemon le-mon Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


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