Fish with saffron and coriander butter

Fish with saffron and coriander butter
  • 1:15 Prep
  • 0:10 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

This gourmet fish dish will tantalise your taste buds. Enjoy it with a side serving of spinach.

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  • Pinch of saffron threads
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 200g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 gourmet single garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 700g nile perch fillets, cut into 8 portions
  • 40g butter, extra to grease
  • 2 bunches English spinach, trimmed


  • Step 1
    Soak the saffron in the wine for 5 minutes. Combine the butter and garlic in small bowl.
  • Step 2
    Use a wooden spoon to beat the white wine mixture into the butter until well combined. Stir in the coriander. Transfer the mixture to the centre of a sheet of non-stick baking paper. Shape into a 22cm log. Roll up in the paper to enclose and twist the ends to secure. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to chill.
  • Step 3
    Place the flour on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Add the fish and toss to coat. Melt the extra butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the fish and cook for 2-4 minutes each side or until the fish is golden and cooked through.
  • Step 4
    Cook the spinach in a saucepan of boiling water for about 30 seconds or until just wilted. Drain well. Cut 4 slices from the butter log. Divide the spinach and fish among serving plates and top with the butter.

  • Low carb
  • Low sugar
  • Lower gi


  • 3691 kj


  • 77g

    Fat Total

  • 39g

    Saturated Fat

  • 3g


  • 40g


  • 272mg


  • 628.01mg


  • 1g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 9g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Tip: Any leftover butter will taste great served with other meats such as chicken, lamb and beef. Saffron: The most expensive of all spices. It is used all over the world in dishes such as French bouillabaisse, Indian kulfi, Spanish paella and English saffron cake. Nile perch: If you love fish, invest in a non-stick pan reserved for fish. This way you won’t pass on fishy smells. English spinach: Spinach keeps skin, blood and nerves healthy. It also protects against heart disease and cancer.

  • Author: Gemma Purcell
  • Publication: Fresh Living



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