Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Serves: 2 Recipe Ingredients : Butter 2 tbsp
Sole fish 1 large, about 400g-500g
White wine 100ml
Butter 100g, diced
Cayenne pepper a pinch
Lemon ½, juiced
Fish sauce 1tbsp
Parsley a handful, chopped
Salt to taste Recipe Method:
Heat the oven to 180c/ fan 160c/gas4. Heat a large ovenproof frying pan. Add the butter and 2 tbsp oil to the pan, and when it is sizzling, add the sole with the bottom (pale) side of the fish down- it should start to bubble. Spoon a good amount of the butter and oil over the fish and season well. Transfer to the oven for 10 minutes.
Take the fish from the pan, peel away the top grey skin and keep covered and warm on a plate. Put the pan back on the stove, add the wine and bring to the boil. Cook it has almost all evaporated and only 10ml remains. Add half the butter and cook until golden brown and nutty, then add the fish sauce and the cayenne, and cook for a minutes. Take from the heat and add the rest of the butter and the lemon juice-it will sputter so be careful. Stir in a little chopped parsley and serve the fish.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.