I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love fish and let’s be honest, we could all benefit from including a little more of it in our diet. It’s a perfect source of protein and packed full of essential fatty acids which are said to help prevent a whole range of health issues such as heart disease, cancer and even Alzheimers.
I also love the ritual of waking up early on a Sunday morning to visit the fish market (coffee in hand, of course!) to pick up some fresh fish and a loaf of my favourite bread. Although salmon and snapper are firm favourites, the humble flathead is such a simple fish to cook and full of flavour. It also lends itself well to so many different dishes and here is one of my best…enjoy!
LUXE / HEALTH Dukkah Dusted Flathead with Cauliflower Rice
4 small fillets of flathead
1/2 cup frozen peas, boiled and drained well
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 red chilli, finely diced
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup dukkah (either make your own or About Life does a great blend!)
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
- Roughly chop the cauliflower into large florets, then place into a food processor or hand blender and blitz until it looks a bit like rice. If you don’t have a food processor, you could also try grating it.
- Grab two wide shallow bowls (pasta plates are perfect) and in one, place the dukkah, and in the other, lightly beat the two eggs.
- Heat a little olive oil in a large frypan then add the garlic, chilli and onion and saute until the onion becomes translucent.
- Add the cauliflower rice and lemon zest and toss well for 5-10 minutes until the cauliflower has softened and is heated through.
- Add a good squeeze of lemon juice, fresh salt and pepper and the peas and toss well. Then, set aside.
- In another large frypan, heat a little olive oil while you prepare your fish.
- Ensuring the flathead fillets are deboned first, dip each fillet into the egg mixture before coating well in the dukkah spice mix.
- Place each fillet in the heated pan and cook on high for 2-3 minutes each side, or until the fish has cooked through.
- Place a good pile of cauliflower rice in a bowl and top with the flathead fillets and a generous dollop of Greek yoghurt. Sprinkle the remaining toasted dukkah from the pan over the top and devour immediately!