David bought me this recipe book, (Traditional Cooking Vorarlberg: The region’s best original recipes by Hubert Krenn VerlagsgesmbH) while he was in Austria last month. It has some yummy recipes in it, as well as a few strange ones. I was feeling a bit creative in the cooking area so I asked David to pick out a recipe for me to try and he chose this one: White fish fillets with apple horseradish sauce. I don’t like horseradish so I left it out.
- 8 – 12 white fish fillets, (I used hake)
- salt, pepper
- Lemon juice
- one apple
- 125g creme fraiche
- 2 tbsp freshly grated horseradish (I left this out)
What to do
Heat oven to 180 degrees
Ensure all the bones are removed from the fish fillets, then add salt and pepper and drizzle the lemon juice over it. Grease an oven proof dish with butter, then place fish on to it. Melt butter some more butter and brush the fish. Bake for 3 – 5 minutes until cooked, (The length of time depends on how thick your fillets are).
In the meantime, wash and grate the apple. Then stir in some lemon juice. Mix with creme fraiche and horseradish, then season with salt and pepper Bush this mixture over the cooked fish fillets. Place under a hot grill for a few minutes before serving.
It didn’t look that awesome and I was a bit hesitant when I saw what it looked like, but it turned out to be super yummy. When I make this again I want to add a few things to the mix just to make it more fun…
I served it with roasted cauliflower and baby marrows with basil.
Let me know if you try this and what you’ll add to the mix to add to the adventure of traditional Austrian cooking.