Fish crumble with tartar sauce

Fish crumble with tartar sauce

A friend of mine lent me one of Jamie Olivier’s cookbooks where all the recipes take no more than 30 minutes and I was immediately drawn to the fish crumble, a great family meal.
I’ve put a chronoAsian spin to it by swapping the dairy for soya cream in the tartar sauce and using protein bread for the crumble so that you can eat this on a no-carb evening.  The broccoli purée replaces the mashed potatoes so beautifully that no one will even notice they’re eating a no-carb dinner.
Planning your meals ahead of time is one of the keys to success and this is definitely a meal I plan in advance so that I’m not missing any key ingredients.  Yes, there are more ingredients in this recipe than most of the others but I think it’s worth it.   This is definitely a dinner you could serve to both family and guests.

Ingredients for 4

  • 600- 700 gr ( 1.5 lbs) or 4 filets of white fish (cod, sea bass, plaice etc..)
  • 3 slices of dry or toasted protein bread (alternative: cr whole grain crackers)
  • 100 gr (3.5 oz) of sundried tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 TBSPs of olive oil
  • 3 anchovie filets
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 20 gr of parmesan
  • 1/3 bunch of basil, 1/3 bunch of parsley, 1/3 bunch of coriander
  • Salt & pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar

Tartar sauce:

  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 TBSP of mustard
  • 150 gr (5 oz) of soya cream
  • 4 chopped pickles
  • 1 TBSP of chopped capers
  • Chopped parsley & chives
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 1 chopped anchovy filet


  1. Preheat oven to 320°F (160°C)
  2. Mix anchovies, sundried tomatoes, 1 garlic clove, the basil, parsley and coriander, the lemon juice, olive oil, and the parmesan to form a paste.
  3. Mix the bread with 1 garlic clove and 1TBSP of olive oil to make up the crumble.
    If necessary, cut the fish into 4 equal filets.
  4. Spread the paste on the fish filets in a dish for oven cooking. Then sprinkle with the crumble mix and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Slide the dish in the oven and allow to cook for 15 minutes.
  6. While the dish is cooking, prepare the tartar sauce. Mix the hard-boiled egg with the mustard to get a thick cream.
  7. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix with a whisk.


  • a mixer
  • a chopper
  • a whisk
  • a large dish for the oven


Suggested side-dishes

Cream of broccoli/ green salad/ carrot salad

One Comment

  1. Stephanie

    Delicious!! A nice change to the traditional fish recipes!

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