Turbot & Chorizo Stew with Curried Courgette Foam
This was my first visit to Fonab and I was suitably impressed from the minute I drove into the hotel grounds. For those who don't know, Fonab Castle Hotel is a 5 star hotel, restaurant and spa in Highland Perthshire on the edge of Pitlochry. Fonab Castle has breathtaking surroundings in what I can only describe as a fairytale setting, next to beautiful Ben Vrackie and the stunning Loch Faskally.
Fonab Castle has two main restaurants, which are the Brasserie and the 3AA Rosette Award Sandeman's fine dining restaurant. In addition to this the hotel offers a fantastic bar where you can sip on a delicious cocktail before or after dinner, as well as offering afternoon tea and private dining options.
From the minute you walk into the brasserie and the Sandeman fine dining restaurant, the latter of which is situated on the upper level, you are hit with the stunning loch side views from the floor to ceiling windows. Head chef Grant MacNicol who recently joined Fonab Castle, has prepared for us this week a stunning Turbot and Chorizo recipe. The dish was cooked to the highest standard using fine ingredients and after my shoot I was able to taste this dish which was absolutely stunning. I do hope you try making this at home yourself but I would definitely recommend a visit to enjoy lunch or dinner at Fonab.
As their website states, Fonab offers "good food in a laid back atmosphere" and this is exactly what it does. I know I will be returning soon to eat in the restaurant and to enjoy not only that stunning view but the impressive food on offer too.
- 4 or 6 5oz fillets of turbot
- 500g of chopped Chorizo Rosario
- 400g Cannellini beans
- 250g chopped peppers
- 250g Red Onions
- 250g Courgettes
- 1kg Vine tomatoes blanched and peeled
- 100g of chopped coriander
- Courgettes 400g peeled for the Foam (keep green peeled skin for later)
- 500mls Fish Stock
- 20g Madras Curry Powder
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