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Devilled Sprats with Caper Sauce  HT  MC  35mins


Serves  4      Hot   Fish   Spices  Herbs  Main Course  Eggless



20-28 Sprats

1 heaped teasp Dark Soft

Brown Sugar

50g/2oz Dijon Mustard

75g/3oz Fresh White Breadcrumbs

1/2  teasp Salt

1/2  teasp Cayenne Pepper

Olive oil

For the sauce

1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

180ml/6fl.oz. Vegetable Oil

2 teasp Dijon Mustard

1 tbsp Capers, chopped

1 tbsp finely chopped Onion

1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped

2 sprigs Freshly chopped Tarragon

Salt and Black Pepper




1. Clean the fish thoroughly by lifting the gills away from the body and grasping the inner gills firmly between the thumb and forefinger. Pull sharply away and discard the gill parts. Rinse well under cold running water and dry on kitchen paper.


2. Pre-heat the grill to high and line the grill pan with aluminium foil.


3. Brush the sprats with a little of the mustard on all sides.


4. Mix together the rest of the mustard, sugar, breadcrumbs, cayenne pepper and salt in a wide flat dish.


5. Roll the sprats in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing it firmly on and place in the lined grill pan. Drizzle with a little olive oil and grill for 2 minutes on each side.


6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the sauce.


7. To serve - transfer the fish to a heated serving platter and serve the sauce separately in a sauce boat.




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