Harissa-crumbed fish with tabouleh and tahini sauce

Ingredients to serve 4

For the tahini sauce

2 tablespoons tahini paste
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 tablespoon cold water
Juice of 1 lemon

For the tabouleh

2 tablespoons burghul (bulgur)
4 tablespoons olive oil
400g heirloom tomatoes, finely diced
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
60g slivered almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon finely chopped preserved lemon skin
50g pomegranate seeds
Juice of one and a half lemons
1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses

For the harissa crust

2 tablespoons harissa paste
90g panko breadcrumbs
4 x 200g fillets of coral trout, barramundi or snapper, skin on
Pomegranate molasses, to serve

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. To make the tahini sauce, whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl. To make the tabouleh, place the burghul in a bowl and pour in enough cold water to just cover it. Stand, covered with plastic wrap, until the water is absorbed. Using a fork, fluff it up with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sea salt to taste. Add the tomato, herbs, almonds, preserved lemon and pomegranate seeds and mix well. Combine the extra olive oil, lemon juice and pomegranate molasses and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well until it forms a dressing. Add the dressing to the tabouleh and stir until it is lightly coated.

Combine all the ingredients for the harissa crust in a bowl. Season the fish fillets with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then brush with a little oil. Place the fish, skin side down, in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and cook for 2–3 minutes or until golden (it may be necessary to hold the fish down with a spatula so it does not curl up while cooking). Remove from the pan and place on a baking tray. Press the harissa crumb mix onto the skin side and bake for 6–8 minutes.

Serve the fish with the tahini sauce, tabouleh and a drizzling of pomegranate molasses. Garnish with micro herbs or a parsley sprig.

Taken from 'My Kitchen' by Pete Evans (Murdoch Books, £18.99).

Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebooks
ebookPart of The Independent’s new eBook series The Great Composers
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Food & Drink

    Recruitment Genius: Technical Supervisor

    £24800 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: As one of London's leading Muse...

    Recruitment Genius: Centre Manager

    £14000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

    Guru Careers: Accountant

    £28 - 45k (DOE): Guru Careers: An Accountant is needed to take control of the ...

    Recruitment Genius: Hotel Assistant Manager

    £18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This hotel in Chadderton is a p...

    Day In a Page

    Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

    Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

    Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
    Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

    Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

    Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
    China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

    China's influence on fashion

    At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
    Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

    The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

    Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
    Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

    Rainbow shades

    It's all bright on the night
    'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

    Bread from heaven

    Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
    Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

    How 'the Axe' helped Labour

    UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
    Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

    The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

    A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
    Welcome to the world of Megagames

    Welcome to the world of Megagames

    300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
    'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

    Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

    Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

    The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
    Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

    Vince Cable exclusive interview

    Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
    Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

    Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

    Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
    Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

    It's time for my close-up

    Meet the man who films great whites for a living
    Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

    Homeless people keep mobile phones

    A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before