Dukkah fish with kumara salad

Dukkah fish with kumara salad

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  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:20 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Advanced

Follow our lead and we’ll have you plating up this vibrant Middle Eastern spiced fish in half an hour.

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  • 800g orange sweet potatoes (kumara)
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 400g can butter beans
  • 2 long green chillies
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 small bunch coriander
  • 4 x 160g pieces john dory or snapper fillets, pin-boned
  • 45g dukkah (see note)
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup baby spinach


  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 220C. Peel potatoes. Cut into 2cm pieces. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large, ovenproof frying pan over high heat. Add potatoes and cook, without stirring, for 1 minute. Turn over and cook, without stirring, for a further 2 minutes or until starting to brown.
  • Step 2
    Drain beans, rinse, then stir into potatoes. Season with salt. Transfer pan to oven and roast for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, halve chillies, remove seeds, then roughly chop with white part of onions. Place in a food processor. Thinly slice green part of onions and reserve. Crush garlic into processor, then add 2 tablespoons oil, spices, 2 tablespoons water and coriander leaves and stems. Discard roots. Process to a paste.
  • Step 4
    Place fish, skin-side down, on a chopping board and scatter with dukkah. Using your hands, press dukkah firmly into flesh. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add fish, skin-side down, and cook for 2 minutes. Turn over and cook a further minute, then rest in pan for 2 minutes; the residual heat will finish cooking the fish.
  • Step 5
    Squeeze juice from 1 lemon over potato mixture. Add coriander paste, reserved onions and spinach, then toss to combine.
  • Step 6
    Cut remaining lemon into wedges. Divide salad among plates. Top with fish and serve with lemon.

  • Low carb
  • Low sodium
  • Lower gi


  • 2683 kj


  • 36g

    Fat Total

  • 39g


  • 208.34mg


  • 35g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Tip: Dukkah is a Middle Eastern spice, nut and seed mix. From supermarkets and delis.

  • Author: Sophia Young
  • Image credit: Mark Roper
  • Publication: MasterChef

Source: taste.com.au


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