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Sophie Dahl's monkfish with saffron sauce

We love this delicious wintry supper from Sophie Dahl's cookbook 'Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights'. Try it this weekend and have a look at her gorgeous website for more recipe ideas.

Serves 2
Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 13 minutes

2 tbps of olive oil
2 spring onions/scallions, white part only, chopped
750g monkfish fillets
125ml white wine
1 tbps of lemon juice
2 tbps of double/heavy cream
5 threads of saffron
Salt and pepper
1 small bunch of parsley, chopped


In a big sauté pan, heat the olive oil and add the spring onions/scallions, sweating them for a minute or two. Add the fish, cooking for three or so minutes on each side. Pour in the wine and lemon juice and cook for another 10 minutes, covered.


Stir in the cream and saffron threads and cook for a couple of minutes, or until slightly thickened. Season everything. Transfer onto plates and serve garnished with a bit of parsley, with some quinoa or lovely al dente broccoli.


Recipe from ‘Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights’ by Sophie Dahl. Photography by Jan Baldwin.