White Fish with Tarragon Butter – quick, simple, tasty & healthy

White Fish with Tarragon Butter

I have sort of lost my cooking mojo lately.  I know, I know it does happen!  I’ve been seeking inspiration wherever I can find it, from Your Weekly Feed obviously the most because why wouldn’t I?! But the other day in the Sunday paper magazine there was a great Colin Fassnidge recipe for Garlic & Tarragon Butter Beef Skewers & Fennel Slaw.

We had the beef skewers with the butter which were delicious (thanks to Bob the beast in the chest freezer we are slowly getting through), I just did a normal slaw as the girls aren’t that into fennel unfortunately but I had some left over butter that was too good to go to waste.  Thinking cap went on…..fish, it would go well with fish and I’m delighted to say that yes, it did go very well indeed.  Plus it’s super quick & easy to make and is healthy.  For those also that go gluten free, it’s that too. Winner Dinner.

White fish with tarragon butter

The butter is very simple to make, you will need;

2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbs tarragon leaves, finely chopped
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
100g unsalted butter, softened

You whip all the ingredients together, I whizzed them (unchopped) in the Thermomix on Speed 7 for 12 seconds but chopping and then using a mixing spoon is fine or throwing it all into a blender will work too.  Season to taste as well if you like.

We are very lucky up here in the North to have easy access to coral trout which is what I used but any white fish of your liking is fine.

Put about a tablespoon or two of the butter into a heated fry pan and melt, add the fish and pan fry until cooked through.

Put together a simple salad or homemade chips & veggies, plate up the fish and add another dollop of the butter and enjoy your meal.

The butter will store in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or so.

Are you a fish eater? What’s your favourite? Like your butter? 

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5 comments on “White Fish with Tarragon Butter – quick, simple, tasty & healthy

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    November 6, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Oh yum! This sounds delicious. I might try this with some of the herbs from my garden – that is, the ones I haven’t killed yet!

  2. jayne
    November 7, 2016 at 8:08 am

    What a great way to make a plain piece of fish a little bit fancy! love that the butter is versatile too

    • Vicki
      November 8, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      I find I experiment so much more with the Thermomix – not that you need one for this butter

  3. Dhanya Samuel
    November 10, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Came across your recipe on the link up. I am a huge seafood lover and this one is just fabulous with the refreshing herby flavours. Definitely going to try it out. Thanks for sharing

    • Vicki
      November 13, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Thanks Dhanya I hope you like it. x

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