Cooking the perfect T-Bone
HOW TO: Just like a beef steak, a T-bone is a prime cut taken from the biggest flat fish like brill, turbot and plaice. These fish have developed muscle and fat (and fish fat is really flavoursome as well as being healthy) and both the top and bottom fillet are on one bone. The white skin on a flatfish is soft, gelatinous and packed with flavour. The dark skin on Brill, Turbot and Plaice isn’t to everyone’s taste but we leave it on because a) you might not agree with me and b) it bastes the fish in lovely juices, stops it drying when roasting and is easily removed before serving.
To cook your T-bone preheat your oven to 220˚C/200˚C Fan/425˚F/Gas Mark 7 . Place a piece of parchment for each fish onto a roasting tray. There’s no need to season here as the skin will be removed before serving. Put the fish on the paper and roast for around 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a pair of tongs to gently peel off the dark skin. To make a tasty instance sauce, add the following into the roasting tray before it goes into the oven - a good glug of white wine, sliced garlic, chopped fresh tomatoes and herbs.