Fabulous fish recipe from The King's Head, Hadleigh

Pan fried black bream fillets served on a king prawn and pea risotto with red onion marmalade and dressed rocket

Ingredients (serves 2)

2 black bream, filleted, each weighing 300-400g8 king prawns50g petit pois160g arborio rice1 litre chicken stock50g grated parmesanSalt and pepperRocket to garnish3 banana shallots, finely diced1 glass white wine

For the red onion marmalade:4 red onions, finely sliced100ml balsamic vinegarBrown sugar to taste


1. Finely slice the red onions. Place in pan with hot oil and fry for 3-4mins, then add the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Stir and cook on a medium heat until liquor has reduced.

2. For the risotto: finely dice the shallots and fry in saucepan until translucent. Add arborio rice and cook until almost translucent. Now add small glass of white wine. Once wine has been absorbed, add chicken stock one ladle at a time. When rice is al dente, add grated parmesan and taste for seasoning.

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3. While risotto is cooking, poach off your prawns for 4-5 mins in a small amount of stock and set aside.

4. Put oil in a pan. Once it is smoking, flour skin side of bream and place in pan. Fry for 4-5 mins.

5. Assemble your dish and enjoy!