There are not many fish recipes in Mum’s collection. Dad was a keen fisherman and we had fish probably once a week. Mum simply made a batter and fried the fish – that was the way Dad liked it. I’m not sure this recipe would have been Dad’s favourite, but he would have happily eaten it as he enjoyed all Mum’s cooking, including the ‘experiments’.

Fish with Mustard Sauce cropped


  • 500g white fish fillets
  • 2 leeks
  • 300ml sour cream
  • 100ml cream
  • 1 heaped teaspoon French mustard
  • Salt & pepper

Wash leeks and chop into 2½cm pieces, lay in the bottom of a pie dish. Lay fish fillets on top. Mix both creams with mustard and salt and pepper, then pour over fish. Bake 30-40mins at 200°C. Serve with rice or mashed potato.

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