White Fish Fillet with Beet Puree

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Today, I want to share with you one of my favorite methods of how you can cook a fillet of a white fish. For the side dish, we will prepare a beet puree with celery. This puree has a wonderful taste that will complete the taste of the fish and will keep the fish as the king of the plate. If you don’t like the taste of beets or celery, you can serve the white fish fillet near a green salad. If you want to replace it with your variant, pay attention to choose something neutral that will not cover the taste of the fish.

As for the fish fillet, you can use whatever type of fish that you love to eat. This crust will fit perfectly the majority types of fish.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

White fish fillet on plate with puree

What ingredients do you need to cook White Fish Fillet with Beet Puree?

  • 2 Medium Fillets of Hake

Fish Marinade:

  • 6 ts of lemon juice
  • 1 ts of lemon peel
  • 6 ts of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Chilly flakes to taste
  • 1 ts of Aromatic herbs (dried tarragon)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 ts of Pepper

Beet & Celery Puree

  • 300g of Celery
  • 1/2 of medium beet
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 130 ml. of Hot Milk
  • 1 tbs of butter

Fish Crust

  • 3-4 slices of bread
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbs of Parsley
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbs of Parmesan Cheese

How to cook White Fish Fillet with Beet Puree?

Raw fish fillet on plate

Fish Marinade

In a bowl, put the lemon peel, lemon juice, olive oil, chilly flakes, herbs that you like (In our case, we used dried tarragon), salt and pepper to taste.

Fish marinade with lemon

Mix well all the ingredients and move our fish into this plate.

Cover the fish well with our marinade and leave it alone until we prepare the rest of the ingredients.

In the meantime,  move on to the preparation of the puree.

Beet and Celery Puree

Cut the celery and beets into cubes of about 1 inch. Put the celery and beets in a bowl.

Season them with salt and pepper to taste.

Seasoning with salt celery and beet

Add olive oil and mix well all the ingredients.

After that, put them in the baking bag.

Tie the bag well and place it in the pre-heated oven at about 190°C (375°F) until the vegetables are cooked. (The cooking time depends on how young the vegetables are, but on average it takes about 45 minutes).

Quick note: To make sure the vegetables are cooked, test them by stabbing them with a toothpick. If the toothpick penetrates easily, then they are done.

Baked celery and beet

The crust for the Fish

For the fish crust, prepare 3-4 slices of bread. Season them with salt, pepper, garlic, and olive oil.

Seasoning slices of bread with garlic

Put them in the oven next to vegetables for about 10 minutes. (Be careful not to burn them).

Grilled bread on a plate

After the crumbs are dry, crumble them small.

Crumbles on a plate

Add the minced parsley.

Minced parsley

And the parmesan cheese.

Parmesan cheese through the grater

Season to taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle with a little olive oil.

Crumbles, cheese and parsley

Mix all the ingredients well. With this crust, we will cover the fish later.

Mixed crust for white fish fillet

Preparing vegetables under the fish

We will use a few onions and carrots that we will put under the fish to give to the meat a more interesting taste. For that, slice the carrots into long and thin strips.

Slicing carrots on a cutting board

After that, cut the onion into thin slices.

Slicing onions on a cutting board

After that, slice 2-3 cloves of garlic and put all the vegetables in the bowl in which you will bake the fish.

Carrots and onions on a bowl

Sprinkle these vegetables with a little olive oil, season them with salt and pepper to taste, mix and spread all over the surface of the dish until you will form a vegetable bed on which we will place the fish.

Gather everything together

Now put the fish over the vegetables that we prepared in the last step.

Fish fillet with carrots and onions

Over the fish, pour all the marinade left in the bowl.

Marinated fish fillet with vegetables

After that, cover the fish with a crust that we prepared earlier.

white wish fillet with crust

When the vegetables for the puree are done, take them off from the oven, and put in their place – the fish, at the same temperature (190°C / 375°F) for 15-20 minutes.

Returning to our Beet and Celery Puree

Now is the time to mix the vegetable puree. To do this, first of all, we will need to heat the milk to the temperature of the vegetables.

After that, Put the vegetables in a bowl and mix them a little bit.

Mixing celery and beet puree

To this mix, add butter and some milk.

Milk with butter into celery and beet puree

Mix them again. Gradually add milk and mix well until you get the density of puree that you want.

After that, season our puree with salt and pepper to taste.

Well mixed puree of beet and celery

We are done with the hardest part.

All we have to do now is wait until the fish is ready and we will start to arrange all the ingredients in the dish.

After the fish are cooked, take the fish fillet with the vegetables that were under the fillet, and carefully place it on the plate.

Delicious fish fillet with vegetables on plate

Near the fish, serve and our puree or as I said earlier, if you don’t like the taste of the beet or celery, serve it near a green salad.

Enjoy your meal!

You may be asking…

Why do you need to eat white fish?

We all know how useful for our body are fish meat. The advantage of the white fish is that it doesn’t contain almost any fats. It is an important source of proteins for our body, and at the same time, it contains a few calories in comparison with other types of fishes. This may be an important factor for the people who want to lose some weight. Besides that, the white fish is very rich in all types of Vitamins B that will boost your energy, brain function, and cell metabolism.

How can you cook the white fish fillet?

The white fish is a universal fish that you can cook in many ways. As an example, you can bake it in the roll, you can grill it, to cook it in the pan or if you are lucky enough to find a very fresh fish, you can just marinate it and eat it raw (Ceviche).

How to season white fish fillets?

The white fish has a fairly neutral taste. Which allows us to experiment with the final result that we will get. If you are a fish lover, then use simple spices that will bring out the fish taste: Salt, pepper and a little of lemon or lime. If you like spicy food, you can add various types of hot peppers, fresh garlic, or granulated garlic. If you don’t like the smell of the fish meat, you can camouflage its aroma with different types of aromatic herbs, such as basil, thyme, oregano,  dried tarragon, etc.

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White fish fillet on plate with puree

White Fish Fillet with Beet Puree

  • Author: Go Cook Yummy
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings
  • Category: Fish
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

Check my favorite recipe of how to cook a hake white fish fillet with crust at home in the oven. This recipe is very easy to re-model at home by yourself and you will be impressed by how tasty it is.


Ingredients

Fish Marinade:

  • 6 ts of lemon juice
  • 1 ts of lemon peel
  • 6 ts of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Chilly flakes to taste
  • 1 ts of Aromatic herbs (tarragon)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 ts of Pepper

Beet & Celery Puree

  • 300g of Celery
  • 1/2 of medium beet
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 130 ml. of Hot Milk
  • 1 tbs of butter

Fish Crust

  • 34 slices of bread
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 23 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbs of Parsley
  • 23 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbs of Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, put all the necessary ingredients for the marinade. Mix well and put the fish to marinade.
  2. Cut the celery and beets. Season them well with salt, pepper, and oil.
  3. Put them in a baking bag and cook them into the pre-heated oven at about 190-200 degrees.
  4. For the fish crust, prepare all the ingredients chopped well and mix them together. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Slice the carrots, onions, and garlic. Season them and the vegetables on a baking pan.
  6. Put the fish above the vegetables and cover the fish fillets with our crust.
  7. When the vegetables for the puree are done, take them off from the oven, and put in their place – the fish, at the same temperature for 15-20 minutes.
  8. In the meantime, until the fish is cooking, we will prepare the puree. Blend the cooked vegetables with butter and heated milk until we will receive the density that we will like. Season the puree to taste.
  9. After the fish are cooked, take a fish fillet with the vegetables underneath it that has been baked, and carefully place it on the plate. Near the fish, serve and our puree.
  10. Enjoy your meal!

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1 Comment

  • Alexa
    Posted May 20, 2020 10:36 am 0Likes

    Wonderful! I should try this one!

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