Halibut with Mornay Sauce

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

A mornay sauce is not just a cheese sauce, it is a cheese sauce enriched with egg yolk and cream – a sauce worthy of the more expensive types of fish. The addition of egg yolk encourages the mixture to brown under the grill and makes the finished recipe look very appetizing.

Ingredients

  • 4 halibut steaks, about 100–175 g/4–6 oz each
  • salt
  • juice of</

Method

Rinse the fish and place the steaks in a well-buttered large baking dish. Season with salt and squeeze over the lemon juice. Add the milk and place a small nut of butter on each steak. Cover the dish with buttered paper, place in the centre of a moderate oven (180°C., 350°F., Gas Mark 4) and bake for 25–30 minutes, until the fish is white and flakes easily from the bone.

Meanwhile melt