Help support our fantastic local artisan producers with this delicious Fish Fillets with Blue Cheese Crumb recipe

The Boho Baker, a food writer, baker and blogger based near Booths’ HQ in Preston has agreed to do a series of recipes for the supermarket using local produce.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 7:00 am

The closure of the restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafes they’d usually supply due to the current coronavirus crisis has had a huge impact on their business, so Booths is trying to do its part to keep these fantastic artisan producers going. Booths is particularly keen to help local cheese producers, so here’s a recipe using some of that local produce.

It’s the idea of The Boho Baker, a food writer, baker and blogger based near Booths’ HQ in Preston. She’s agreed to do a series of recipes for the supermarket, celebrating the best local produce. Follow her on instagram @thebohobaker.

The recipe uses Burt’s Blue, the flagship product of Burt’s Cheese, a handmade semi-soft cheese produced using pasteurised cow’s milk. Suitable for vegetarians, Burt’s Handmade Blue Cheese is available from the counter in Booths stores.

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Fish Fillets with Blue Cheese Crumb

The Boho Baker’s Fish Fillets with Blue Cheese Crumb

Serves 2. Prep time 15 mins


2 white fish fillets, seabass is lovely


85g blue cheese

3 slices day old bread

1 garlic clove, minced

2tsp chopped chives

1tsp olive oil


1. Start by making the breadcrumbs. Tear the bread into small pieces and blitz in a food processor. Alternatively, use a bread knife to break the bread down as much as possible.

2. Break the blue cheese into small pieces and add it to the breadcrumbs along with the garlic, olive oil, and chives. Set aside whilst you start the fish.

3. Check the fish for bones, making sure they have all been removed. Place a frying pan over a medium heat and cook the fish, skin side down, for four minutes.Turn fish over and cook for a further four minutes.

4. Whilst the flesh side of the fish is cooking, light the grill and place the dish of breadcrumb mixture underneath. Stir the mixture every 60 seconds or so to ensure the breadcrumbs are evenly toasted.

5. Plate the fish and top with a few spoonfuls of crumb topping. The blue cheese crumbs are delicious sprinkled over salad or steak, and best enjoyed immediately.