Fish sauce can be prepared in a few different ways, but mine is made with fish, duchess potatoes and a creamy lemon-dill sauce. Before serving, I garnish with lots of shrimp, fresh scallions and lemon to give the oats a little something extra!
Here is my favorite fish sauce that takes about 1.5 hours to make at home.
Tips for fish sauce success
Before you start buying and cooking fish sauce, there are a few things to think about. Here are some tips to help you succeed with the recipe:
a selection of fish
I recommend Alaska pollock fillet or cod fillet for this recipe.
I usually use wild-caught Alaska pollock because it’s a healthy fish that’s also not that expensive. It also has a similar texture and taste to cod fillet.
If you are using frozen fish (like I did), allow it to thaw properly before starting the recipe.
a selection of potatoes
When making Duchess potatoes, I recommend buying the floury potato variety.
use organic lemons
Since you use lemon peels in the sauce, I recommend buying organic lemons. Lemons are heavily sprayed, so be sure to buy organic to avoid pesticide residues in your food.
fish sauce with or without shrimp
It is entirely up to you whether you want to garnish your fish gratin with shrimp.
It’s a matter of taste, and I personally like fish sauce with shrimp.
1 hour 30 minutes
A nice and simple calagratin recipe that takes about 1.5 hours to prepare at home.
Add extra luxury by garnishing with plenty of fresh shrimp, dill and lemon before serving.
- 600 grams of Alaska pollock fillets
- salt and pepper
- 1 kg of flour potatoes
- 25 grams of butter
- 1.5 dl regular milk
- 0.5 dl of whipped cream
- 2 munkeltuaist
- 0.5-1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 pinch of white pepper
Dill and lemon sauce
- 25 grams of butter
- 2 dl whipped cream
- 2 dl regular milk
- 3 tablespoons of wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons of finely chopped suya
- Lemon juice from half a lemon + 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lobster broth
- 0.5 tsp of salt
- 1 pinch of white pepper
- 150 g of fresh shrimps
- fresh dill
- Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the fish fillets. put aside.
- Peel the potatoes and boil them until soft. put aside.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan for the sauce. Take the pan off the plate and beat it in flour.
- Add milk, whipped cream and stock. Place the pot back on the plate, whisk and simmer until the sauce thickens.
- Add lemon juice, finely grated lemon peel and chopped dill.
- Season with salt and pepper. put aside.
- Heat the oven to 200 degrees.
- Drain the potatoes in a strainer and heat the whipped cream and butter in a saucepan.
- Squeeze the potatoes through a potato masher or add the potatoes to the cream-butter mixture and mash with a potato masher. Blend until you have a smooth mashed potato.
- Mix the egg yolks and then add the milk a little at a time until you get the right creamy consistency (it shouldn’t be too loose).
- Taste with salt and white pepper.
- Spread the puree on the edge of the baking dish.
- Cut the fish into small pieces and place them in the center of the baking dish. Pour the sauce over the fish (do not pour over the potatoes).
- Bake on the middle level of the oven for about 30 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown.
- Remove and sprinkle with shrimp, fresh chives and lemon.
- serve immediately.
step by step instructions
1. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the fish. Revoke.
Peel the potatoes and boil them until soft. put aside.
2. Melt the butter for the sauce. Take the pan off the plate and beat it in flour.
Add milk, whipped cream and stock. Let the syrup boil until it thickens. Add lemon juice, finely grated lemon peel and chopped dill.
Season with salt and pepper. put aside.
3. Take the potatoes out of the pot and heat the whipped cream and butter (use the same pot to save food).
4. Squeeze the potatoes with a potato masher or add potatoes and mash them with a potato masher.
5. Mix until the mashed potatoes are smooth. Mix in the egg yolk.
6. Add milk gradually until you get a suitable creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Spread the puree on the edge of the baking dish.
7. Cut the fish into small pieces and put them in the center of the mold.
8. Pour the sauce over the fish (note: not over the potatoes).
9. Bake on the middle level of the oven for about 30 minutes (200 degrees) until the surface is golden brown.
10. Take out and Garnish with shrimps, scallions and lemon. serve now!
More about fish gratin
Fish sauce is a sauce made from fish, potatoes and sauce. A creamy sauce usually flavored with lemon and dill.
Fish gratin is usually served as a main course, while gratin with potatoes and vegetables is a side dish. The same goes for meat gratin, it is usually also served as a main course.
Buy fish and shrimp with MSC
If you want to find out if fish and shrimp have been fished sustainably, check if their packaging has the MSC label. Then there is a blue and white badge with a fish on it that says “MSC”.
I usually serve my fish sauce with a lot of shrimp on top and fresh dill and lemon.
A fresh salad with fish sauce is also good!
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