Fish and Prawns in White Sauce

Fish and Prawns in White Sauce


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About this recipe: An elegant fish supper that's perfect for a family meal or for entertaining. Red snapper is baked with prawns in a creamy white sauce. Enjoy with rice, potatoes or pasta.


Makes: 4 - 6 servings

  • 50g butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 250ml milk
  • 900g red snapper fillets
  • 225g medium prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat. Mix in flour and salt to make a paste. Gradually stir in milk. Stirring constantly, cook until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Select a dish large enough to accommodate all the fillets in one layer. Spray with cooking oil. Arrange fish in dish and cover with prawns. Pour over white sauce and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Reviews (2)


It came out really nice. I made some variations to the recipe though. I fried about 6 pieces of chopped garlic in the stated amount of butter. When it started to become fragrant, I added the milk and my fish which I had cubed.I did not add flour. I poured 3/4 of the grated cheese in and let it sit on low flame for 3 minutes. I poured this over some half cooked pasta and placed the remaining cheese over and baked it for the stated duration and heat. I garnished with lemon thyme and the result was YUM!! - 21 Feb 2013


This was the first white sauce recipe i have felt confident enough to try after an extreme failure years ago, it was simple and tasty and a great starting point to try new things. thoroughly enjoyed this meal. - 02 Jun 2014

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