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Serves: 4
  • ½ lb smoked sablefish or smoked haddock, skin on
  • 1¼ lb cod, lingcod or other firm white fish, skin on
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon solid fat, such as coconut oil or lard
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 large cinnamon stick, snapped in half
  • 1 large cauliflower, divided into large florets
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped curly parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill
  • Generous pinch sea salt
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  1. Put the fish skin side down into a large sauté pan with the bay leaf and cover with filtered water.
  2. Bring up to a simmer and poach gently for about 5 minutes until just cooked.
  3. Remove the fish and bay leaf with a slotted spoon onto a large plate and set aside somewhere warm.
  4. Pour the liquor through a sieve into a large jug and keep aside.
  5. Wipe out the pan.
  6. Put the cauliflower florets into a food processor fitted with the "S" blade and pulse 4 or 5 short times until the cauli is slightly larger than plump grains of rice.
  7. Heat the fat in the pan and add the onions. Gently sweat them for 6-8 minutes until soft and translucent.
  8. Stir in the turmeric, cinnamon stick and reserved bay leaf and cook another minute or two. Now add the cauliflower and stir to combine with the onions and take on the turmeric color.
  9. Add ½ cup of the poaching liquor and cook for around 5 minutes until it is just tender with a little bite to it still.
  10. Remove the skins from the fish and break the flesh into large flakes. Add this to the cauli and quickly warm through. Now throw in the herbs, give a final stir and serve immediately with lemon wedges on the side.
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