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fish brandade with a story


fish brandade with a story

RECIPE: fish brandade with a story

Brandade is a flavoursome & creamy combination of fish, potatoes and, in this case, milk and butter. topped with a crunchy breadcrumb crust, this dish is bound to be devoured at the dinner table.

Serves: 2–4

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Works well with: Yellowtail, Snoek, Kob, Silver, Jacopever, just about any Fish With A Story

Quick eats, Easy weekday

Tip: Watch How to fillet whole fish like a pro.


400 g of filleted Fish With A Story

5 large potatoes

2 cups milk

1 clove crushed garlic

knob of butter

1 onion, finely chopped

handful of thyme leaves

chopped parsley or chives

salt & white pepper

breadcrumbs, optional


  1. Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper. Place in the fridge for an hour.

  2. Boil potatoes in salted water. Once tender pour the water off and leave to steam dry. 

  3. Place  2 cups of milk in a saucepan with 1 clove of crushed garlic, 1 finely chopped onion and some thyme leaves. Place the fish inside.

  4. Gently warm the milk over low heat and poach the fish for 12–15 minutes. Lift the fish out of the milk and flake it.

  5. Add ½ cup of the warm milk (with garlic and onion bits) and  a good knob of butter to the potatoes and mash roughly.  

  6. Season with salt and white pepper.

  7. Add the flaked fish and mix through. Add some chopped parsley or chives.

  8. Ready to eat just like this or spread in an oven dish, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and place under a hot grill until golden brown.



Recipe credit:
Chef Margot Janse


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