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Kingklip Mornay

I think this fish dish is made for mothers day, It’s very tasty, easy to make and basically flop proof. It offers a hearty, warming flavour that can only be had from being home made and let’s face it, Mom’s, however old we get still love anything that we have made ourselves, the only difference from when we were little is that your Mom will REALLY enjoy this one and not just say so! Gotta Love the Mom’s for all they have put up with! (this is for 4 servings)

What you need

4 x 150g kingklip fillets (you can use hake or any white fish)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon English mustard (Any mustard really)
300ml milk
About a cup of grated cheddar (mature cheddar is best)
Salt and Pepper

The process

Heat your oven to 200 Celsius and in a baking dish place your four fillets, evenly spaced on the bottom. Season with a little salt and pepper and set aside, ready for the sauce.

In a pan on a medium heat, add the butter and allow it to melt, add the flour and stir to make a paste, now add the mustard and stir to combine. Keep stirring for about 2 or 3 minutes to cook the flour.

While stirring, add the milk in a thin stream and keep stirring until all of the milk has been added and the sauce is thickening up beautifully.

Remove from the heat and take about 2 thirds of the cheese, stir it into the sauce and then pour over the fish. Top it off with the remaining cheese, give it another grind of pepper and then pop it into the over for 15-20 minutes.

To test that your fish is done, take a knife and pull the flesh to one side, if a flake pulls off you are done.

I like to then put the grill on and give it a brown on top but is not necessary.

Serve it to Mom with baby boiled potatoes tossed in butter and parsley, some roast cherry tomatoes and broccoli or with a salad.


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5 Responses to “Kingklip Mornay”

  1. Abigail says:

    I made this fish last night, it came out perfectly and they loved it…Tx Graham

  2. Keta Pretorius says:

    Hi Graham! You take me back to my early days as a new wife and mother when I often made this dish. Kingklip Mornay will once again become a regular. I will be making it for myself this mother’s day and will be thinking of you. Thank you!

  3. Hilmar Adriaans says:

    Hi Graham,
    I tried many a time to cook a perfect fish for my ballet collegues. This one is just super! Thanks for all the “lekker SA recipes” Hilmar

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