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Roasted Brill with wild mushrooms and garlic

Roasted Brill with wild mushrooms and garlic
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Fish for Thought Ltd

A small, family-owned business at the very heart of the Cornish Seafood Industry. Fish for Thought are passionate about seafood and absolutely committed to local, sustainable sourcing. They supply a wide range of Cornish seafood both wholesale and to the public ,and have an excellent online store. Why not order some fresh Cornish fish and have it delivered to you wherever you are in the UK? The only way to get it fresher is to catch it yourself! 


Adam Clark



Serves 4 
700g x Fresh Brill, (weight after filleting, skinning) 
250g mixed Wild Mushrooms
200g Red Onion20 x Cherry Tomatoes
3 x Cloves Garlic
A small bunch Flat Leaf Parsley
Salt and Black Pepper
A few glugs of Olive Oil
A few drops of Soy Sauce


A simple but effective recipe to make the best of sustainable Cornish Brill fillets, a delicious meaty flatfish.
1. Arrange the Brill fillets on a lightly greased baking tray, brush with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
2. In a large frying pan heat a few glugs of olive oil and then add the red onion that has been cut into a medium dice. Cook without colour for 5 minutes.
3. Place the Brill in a preheated oven 180°c for 12 minutes.
4. Chop the garlic and add this to the cooking onion along with the mushrooms that have been wiped clean of any dirt. Cook this off for 5 minutes stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.
5. Near the end of cooking add the cherry tomatoes, a few drops of soy and a little seasoning to the cooking mushrooms. 
6. At the last minute add a handful of chopped flat leaf parsley to the cooking mushrooms and stir in.
7. To serve place a mound of the mushroom and tomatoes in the centre of 4 warmed plates and lay the fish fillet on the top.
8. This dish is great served with a side dish of homemade chips with a sprinkle of sea salt and cider vinegar. 


Beam Trawling

Cornish vessels landing to Cornish ports

Beam trawls are nets attached to a steel beam that holds the net open. The belly of the net is made of chains and the upper surface of the net is mesh. Beam trawlers pull two nets along the seabed simultaneously.

Gill Netting

Cornish vessels landing to Cornish ports

Gill nets are lightweight nets made of nylon (monofilament) fishing line that are anchored to the seabed and are used to catch fish by entangling the gills.

Demersal Trawl

Cornish vessels landing to Cornish ports

Demersal trawls are large nets that are pulled through the water with the bottom edge of the net touching the seabed. At each edge the net is pulled open by metal ‘trawl doors’. Sometimes referred to as Otter trawling.

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