Smoked haddock with an Epoisses sauce

Smoked haddock with an Epoisses sauce

Method

Take the haddock and place it in a saucepan with the wine. Simmer for about 5 minutes to
lightly poach the fish. Tear the Epoisses cheese into chunks and add to the wine and fish.
Stir gently to mix. Add a large splash of cream and heat through. Take a large handful of
spinach and place onto each plate, top with a large spoonful of the haddock and Epoisses
mixture, the heat from the sauce will wilt the spinach slightly. Top with a lightly poached egg
and serve immediately.

 

By Paul Capener: Regional winner of the of the Vive le Cheese competition for the
South East

Ingredients

½ or about 150g of Epoisses cheese buy Epoisses cheese
450g natural smoked haddock
150g white wine
A splash of double cream
½ tsp wholegrain mustard
1 bag baby spinach
4 poached eggs

Comments

Paulo on Thu July 04, 2013, 13:44:29

Epoisses is something decoiilus! Stinky ? Yes it is, but only a little. But here in France we have cheeses that stink a lot more than this one : Maroilles, for example, which comes from the north of France. Epoisses has not been banned from public transportations in France (it's a free country :)), but it has been unfairly accused of causing problems for pregnant women, because of bacterias... But this is contested by scientists. The reason is : these problems only happened once and the incriminate Epoisses had not been stored correctly. Now, well known scientists in France say the ban of raw cheeses during pregnancy could cause allergies for babies! I'm following these questions very closely now... I'm not pregnant (yet) but I think it won't be possible for me to live without cheese during 9 months...If I can suggest one cheese for you girls, it would be the one called "Briat savarin". It's a cow milk cheese, incredibly creamy, and incredibly tasty. You have to test it next time you come here in France (But I think it's possible to find some at Zabars, in NY... Where I found incredible and rare french cheeses... some of them hard to find even in France !)Enjoy!

Sharon on Thu October 04, 2012, 18:38:58

Really simple, but lovely.

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