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Silver Warehou Fillets Baked with Winter Vegetables & Horseradish Cream



Winter’s the season when lots of root vegetables are at their best, including celeriac, fennel and Jerusalem artichoke. Freshly grated horseradish adds extra warmth; horseradish roots can vary greatly in intensity, so add another teaspoon if you feel like extra heat.


Serves 4

250g Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and cut into 4cm chunks
1 bulb fennel, coarse outer leaves discarded, cut into wedges
1 celeriac, peeled and cut into wedges
Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 x 180g silver warehou fillets, skin off, bones removed

Horseradish Cream
100ml crème fraîche or sour cream
1 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish (see notes)
Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 200ºC.

Place Jerusalem artichokes, fennel and celeriac into a baking dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss with two-thirds of the olive oil. Roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning every 20 minutes, until the vegetables are soft and their edges browned.

Meanwhile, make the Horseradish Cream: place the crème fraîche, horseradish, salt and pepper in a small bowl and lightly whip. Chill until ready to serve.

When vegetables are almost cooked, place an ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat. Add remaining olive oil. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper and arrange in a single layer in the hot pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, until well sealed, turn the fish over and place the pan in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until the flesh flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Divide the vegetables between plates. Place fish on top and spoon over the horseradish cream.


Fresh horseradish root is available from most greengrocers. If unavailable use prepared horseradish cream, which is available from delicatessens and supermarkets.

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