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Paupiettes of sole with spinach, mornay sauce, vegetables and potatoes

Serves 2

The cooking challenge

Northern Ireland has become a popular destination for tourists from around the world. Students are invited to plan a two course meal for four visitors using local products to enrich the tourists’ experience of Northern Ireland
Paupiettes of sole with spinach, mornay sauce, vegetables and potatoes

Hannah Morrison

Young Cook Finalist Recipe

  • Mrs Heather Kettyle
  • Enniskillen Collegiate Grammar School
  • Key Stage 4


  • 1 large fillet of sole
  • 50g spinach
  • 4 new baby potatoes
  • Baby vine tomatoes
  • Handful of green beans
  • 1 chive
  • 1 large carrot
  • 20g plain flour
  • 280mls Northern Ireland semi–skimmed milk
  • 20g Northern Ireland half–fat butter
  • 25g Northern Ireland mature cheddar
  • Wedge of lemon
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  • Roll out the fillet of sole and stuff with spinach. Make a parcel using foil and then steam in the oven.
  • To make the mornay sauce, melt the butter, then whisk in the flour, and continue to mix. Add in the milk and whisk for a further 2–3 minutes, then reduce and simmer. Finally add in cheese to flavour.
  • Grill the vine tomatoes (leave the stems on).
  • Put the baby potatoes, green beans and carrots on to cook.
  • Once cooked, tie the green beans into a bundle using chive, then plate up the rest of the vegetables, the mornay sauce, as well as the fish.
  • Garnish with lemon for flavour.

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