Try my Corvina fillets steamed in lemon and orange juice. This is a wonderful fish recipe for summer nights, inspired by Russell Norman, the author of “Polpo”. I owe him great thanks for this lovely recipe and for the entire cookbook, which inspires me a lot. You can use different kinds of fish for this recipe. Mr. Normann recommends stone bass fillets. I used corvina because the stone bass was sold out that day, and it turned out just marvellous!
Corvina is a generic name for a large variety of fish found all around the world, which all have in common that they are either Drum Fish or Croakers. The Corvina has a mild and sweet taste with firm, large flaked flesh, and is often used in ceviche.
How to steam the Corvina Fillets in Citrus Juice
2 corvina fillets with skin equal to 500 g or any other fish with same density of flesh
Olive oil or flavourless coconut oil for frying
1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
A handful of herbs like basil or parsley, chopped finely
1 teaspoon red sweet peppercorn, crushed
Juice of 2 lemons and 1 orange
A little cream and/or fond, like 50-70 ml
Salt, around 1/2 teaspoon
Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the chopped garlic, let it fry but don’t burn it
Place the fillets with the skinside downwards and fry for 3 minutes
Add the chopped herbs and the crushed rose peppercorns, stir this a little around the fillets
Add the liquids (juice/cream/fond) and the salt. The fish should be almost covered while this is going on
Put a lid on and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets
Serve the fillets on plates with the skin side downwards.
We had the barbecued King trumpet mushrooms together with the fish, see picture on the right. The fruity and acidic citrus sauce is completely awesome together with the flaky fish and the firm mushrooms.
A crispy salad will do wonders and especially with the bitter radicchio as part of it, but if you do not like the bitterness of the radicchio use instead the red chicory salad. We also had a fennel salad, see pic above.
Finally and as mentioned many times before I will recommend my homemade basic Mayonnaise together with any fish dish. Living the LCHF Lifestyle means to be careful everyday getting the right amount of healthy fat. Serving this mayo, you’re on track. Enjoy!!