Let a few sprigs of rosemary, a few cloves of garlic & a dash of lemon bring this beautiful Australian seafood catch to life.

INGREDIENTS:

1 x 450g/1lb sea bream, scaled and gutted (or 2 x 160g/5½oz sea bream fillets)
6 cloves of roasted garlic, skin left on (simply roast garlic cloves, wrapped in foil, in a hot oven with a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt for about ten minutes)
1 small dried chilli (or to taste)
a few sprigs fresh rosemary
pinch of sea salt
2 tbsp dry white wine
50ml/2fl oz good-quality, fruity, extra virgin olive oil
chopped parsley
1 lemon, quartered
 

PREPARATION:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/430F/Gas 7. Using a sharp, flexible knife, remove the fillets from the sea bream (or ask your fishmonger to do this for you).

  2. Place a large piece of aluminium foil, about 60cm/24in long, onto a work surface and cover with a layer of parchment paper almost the same size. Fold over the edges so that the foil and parchment are secured together at the edges.

  3. Place the fillets onto the parchment paper and scatter over the roasted garlic cloves (squeeze them gently to release the soft insides as you do so).

  4. Crumble over the dried chilli and scatter over some rosemary leaves. Season with sea salt and pour over the wine. Drizzle over the olive oil.

  5. Seal the parchment paper and foil around the fish. Start at the ends, rolling them inwards to ensure the ends are properly sealed, then crimp the sides to create a pasty-shaped parcel. The parcel should be tightly sealed so that the fish steams as it cooks without any steam escaping.

  6. Place the fish in a roasting tray. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 8-10 minutes.

  7. When cooked, remove from the oven and place onto a large serving plate. Carefully undo the foil and parchment, folding back the sides.

  8. To serve, sprinkle over some chopped fresh parsley and squeeze over fresh lemon juice to taste.

Published in Seafood

This is the perfect little recipe for some sautéed potatoes to compliment a nice meal but if you are making them ahead of time, keep warm in the oven at a low temperature and add a dash of lemon prior to serving.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp olive oil
knob of butter
200g/7oz new potatoes, halved lengthways
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
1 lemon, juice only
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
 

PREPARATION:

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a deep frying pan. Add the potatoes and fry for 5-6 minutes.

  2. Add the rosemary and garlic to the pan and continue to fry, turning occasionally, over a medium to high heat for 5 minutes, or until cooked through.

  3. Squeeze over the lemon juice and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Published in Vegetarian