Fennel and coriander fish cutlets

Fennel and coriander fish cutlets

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  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:20 Cook
  • 12 Servings
  • Capable cooks

Barbecued fish and fennel are perfectly paired in this tasty dinner idea.

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  • 4 dried red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 250ml (1 cup) peanut oil
  • 12 fresh kaffir lime leaves, torn
  • 12 (about 250g each) firm white fish cutlets or ling)
  • 6 limes, quartered
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • Step 1
    Place the chillies, coriander seeds, fennel seeds and peppercorns in a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until aromatic. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and pound until coarsely ground. Place in a bowl and add the peanut oil and torn lime leaves. Set aside until required.
  • Step 2
    Place fish and limes in a shallow glass or ceramic dish and pour over spice mixture. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in fridge for 3 hours to marinate, turning occasionally.
  • Step 3
    Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on high.
  • Step 4
    Use tongs to transfer fish and limes to a plate. Season with sea salt. Cook half the fish and limes on preheated barbecue grill or chargrill for 4 minutes each side or until just cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining fish and limes. Serve immediately.

  • High protein
  • Low carb
  • Low fat
  • Low kilojoule
  • Low sodium
  • Low sugar


  • 952 kj


  • 3g

    Fat Total

  • 3g


  • 46g


  • 130mg


  • 233.13mg


  • 2g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 2g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


You can prepare the fish to the end of step 2, up to 1 day ahead. Continue from step 3, 15 minutes before serving. Coriander seeds are available from specialty spice stores, supermarkets and Asian grocery stores.

  • Author: Rodney Dunn
  • Image credit: Chris Chen
  • Publication: Australian Good Taste

Source: taste.com.au


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