Seafood Augratin Recipe
Plaice and Prawns

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Seafood Au Gratin Recipe

Here is a luxurious seafood augratin recipe using plaice and prawns. 

A delicious combination which would be ideal for a dinner party.

It is very easy to make and has a simple taste - the breadcrumb and herb topping doesn't fight for attention with the fish.

The shrimp is optional in the sauce - I like to use them, but I love combination fish dishes.

There are links for two more variations  below this recipe.

Cook's Notes

Friends often ask me what the best fish dish is to serve if they're having guests round or for a special meal. 

So many people have heard the 'fish is good for you' and 'eat it twice a week' but they just don't know how to cook it or what to serve it with. 

I invariably recommend that they go with a baked fish dish - even if it's something as simple as a potato topped fish pie.

The reason is, that you know how long the baking is going to take. Then you can work out what time you need to switch the oven on to heat up for the time you want to serve.

The other benefit is, that you have that 20 minutes (fish dishes rarely take longer than 20 minutes) to get the sides ready and the fish will come out of the oven piping hot, ready to serve.

Plaice Augratin
4 plaice fillets
oil for greasing cooking dish
lemon juice
4 slices bread
few sprigs fresh parsley
Olive oil

1 pint (700ml) milk
1 oz (25g) butter
1 tbspn cornflour
4 oz cooked peeled shrimp
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oven to gas Mark 4, 350F, 180C

Grease an ovenproof dish, and lay the plaice fillets in, overlapping as little as possible.

Season with pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Process the bread and parsley to fine breadcrumbs using a processor or blender.

Mix the cornflour with about 1 tbspn milk.

Put the milk in a pan with the butter and bring up to boiling point. Remove from the heat and stir in the cornflour paste.

Return to the heat and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add the prawns, mix thoroughly and pour over the plaice fillets.

Top with the breadcrumb mix, drizzle olive oil over the top and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes until the plaice is cooked through and the topping nicely crispy.

This seafood au gratin recipe would be lovely served with some new potatoes, green beans and cauliflower.

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Seafood Augratin

By , Mar 25, 2017

Seafood au gratin recipe

Simple seafood au gratin using plaice in a shrimp sauce baked the oven.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4

Main Ingredient: plaice, shrimp, bread, milk