Sea bream with thyme butter and leek & potato mash

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

Serves: 2


40g Pr├ęsident Unsalted Butter, plus extra for greasing
2 large white potatoes, peeled and cubed
75g frozen peas
4 sprigs fresh lemon thyme
1 small clove garlic, crushed
2 sea bream fillets
2 slices lemon
2 leeks, very thinly sliced 


1. Preheat the oven to 220┬║C, gas mark 7. Lightly butter a small ovenproof dish. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling water for 10 minutes until almost tender. Add the peas to the potatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes until both are tender. Drain well, return to the pan and mash roughly.

2. Meanwhile, strip the leaves from 2 of the thyme sprigs and mash with 25g butter and the garlic. Lay the fish in the dish and dot over the herb butter. Lay a lemon slice and a sprig of thyme on each and bake for 8-10 minutes until cooked through.

3. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter in a large frying pan and cook the leeks for 5 minutes until softened.

4. Beat the leeks into the potato and divide between 2 plates. Serve with the fish, drizzling around the buttery juices.