Seared Lake Perch with Sweet Peas and Mint

  • prep time1 min
  • total time 48 min
  • serves 6

Recipe by Rob Rossi from Top Chef Canada Episode 12.

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Directions for: Seared Lake Perch with Sweet Peas and Mint


Seared Lake Perch

12 2 ½ oz fillets of lake perch, skin on

1 ½ Tbsp olive oil

1 ½ Tbsp butter



Sweet Peas and Mint

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp butter

1 shallot, minced

2 cup fresh green peas

¼ cup chicken stock

zest of 1/2 lemon

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 Tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp mint, chiffonade




Sweet Peas and Mint

Seared Lake Perch

juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 ½ Tbsp tarragon, leaves picked


Seared Lake Perch

1. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat.

2. Season perch with salt and pepper on both sides. Place fillets in pan, skin side down. Cook until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes. Flip on other side and cook until golden, approximately 30 seconds - 1 minute. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate for assembly.

Sweet Peas and Mint

1. Heat olive oil and butter in a Le Creuset Sauté Pan over medium-high heat.

2. Add shallot, season with salt and pepper. Sweat until tender and translucent, approximately 3 minutes.

3. Add green peas and chicken stock, sauté until tender, approximately 3 minutes.

4. Remove from heat, add lemon zest and juice, toss.

5. Remove from heat, add lemon zest and juice, toss.


1. Spoon Sweet Peas and Mint on a large platter intended for family style plating.

2. Place Seared Lake Perch fillets on top, squeeze lemon juice on top of perch, drizzle with olive oil, garnish with tarragon and serve.

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