Chef Nicolas Fagundes Galindo shares his simple summertime recipe for lemon sole, passion fruit beurre blanc, and baby courgettes stuffed with Lambay crab, great for having fun with family and friends.
The dish uses a combination of local and exotic ingredients, which connect the Brazilian-born chef with his childhood memories, as well as his present Irish influences as a chef at Chapter One in Dublin.
The beurre blanc finished with passion fruit adds the right sourness and acidity to the dish, as well as taking Fagundes back to his Brazilian roots and his mother’s cooking. "My mom does the best passion fruit mousse in the world and we always have that in special occasions, so I knew one day I would be using passion fruit in some savoury dish,” he says.
Fagundes also showcases the best seasonal produce found locally to him in Ireland, like the Lambay crab, which echoes the philosophy of local sourcing in the kitchen at Chapter One. And finally, he uses courgettes "mostly because I really like courgettes and I think they are a really versatile vegetable, and Ireland produces a really good courgette”.
Follow all the steps below to enjoy this simple summer fish dish...