PAN-FRIED SEA MULLET
4 large mullet fillets
225g frozen (or fresh) broad beans
120g frozen peas
250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup watercress sprigs
125ml extra virgin olive oil
60ml or white wine vinegar
1.Cook the beans and peas in boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold running water.
2. Remove the tough outer skins from the broad beans and place in a bowl with the peas, tomatoes and watercress. Combine the olive oil and balsamic in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over the salad and toss it through.
3. Season the skin side of the fillets. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a sturdy frying pan set over a moderate heat.
4. Cook the fillets, skin facing down, for 3-4 minutes until the skin is crisp and golden. Flip the fillets over, add a dash more olive oil and a teaspoon of butter and cook for another two minutes. Add a squeeze of lemon before removing from the heat.
5. Serve with the salad and a wedge of lemon. Add a small knob of butter to the top of the fish when you serve and let it melt.