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Thanks again to Brett Morison for this great recipe (and photo)


2 Cornish line caught bass fillets (or similar alternative)
80ml Stainswick Farm cold pressed rape seed oil
Salt, pepper, your choice of fish seasoning
300g of marsh samphire stalks trimmed off (for foraging it is normally in season June - August in the UK, but imported samphire can be sourced)
Juice of 1 lemon


Cornish on Bass on Samphire




Rinse the samphire well.
Bring a pan of water to the boil.
Bring a suitably sized frying pan up to a reasonably high heat and put in half the oil. Lay the seasoned bass fillets skin side down in the hot oil. Do not move the fillets now as they will begin to form a lovely golden crisp skin.
Put the samphire into the boiling water for 4 minutes.
Turn the fish very carefully and take the fish off the heat and put to the side.
Drain the samphire in a colander and transfer to a bowl. 
Pour the remaining Stainswick Farm Rape Seed Oil over the samphire, the juice of the lemon and some freshly ground black pepper. Turn over to coat the samphire well.
Present your marsh samphire onto a plate as a bed for the fish, place the fillet of bass on top of the samphire crispy side up and drizzle the remainder of the marinade across the bass