Fish with an orange crust
To make sure the crumb sticks, scrunch up little balls of crumb mixture in your palm before pressing onto to fish fillets.
ORANGE-CRUSTED FISH WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES AND ORANGE-BASIL DRESSING
Roasted vegetables 2 carrots diced 2cm 800g orange or red kumara, scrubbed and diced 2cm 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons runny honey 120–150g baby spinach leaves Orange-crusted fish 600g skinless, boneless, white fish fillets 1 tablespoon basil leaves 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Zest of 1⁄2 orange 1 tablespoon orange juice
1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese Orange-basil dressing 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons orange juice 1⁄2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1⁄2 teaspoon runny honey 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves Preheat oven to 220C. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
Toss carrots and kumara with oil and honey on first prepared tray and season with salt and pepper. Bake for about 25 minutes, until golden and tender. Turn once during cooking.
While vegetables cook, prepare fish. Pat fish dry with paper towels and remove any remaining scales or bones. Place on second prepared tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt.
Finely chop first measure of basil and place in a medium bowl with all remaining orange-crusted fish ingredients. Mix well to combine then evenly spread crumb mixture over fish to coat, pressing down with your fingers.
Bake fish, on a higher oven rack than vegetables, for 6-8 minutes (depending on thickness), until just cooked through. While fish is cooking, combine all orange-basil dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
Roughly chop spinach and toss on tray with roasted vegetables, until slightly wilted. Add 2 tablespoons of the orange-basil dressing and toss to combine. To serve, divide roasted vegetables between plates and top with a piece of orange-crusted fish. Drizzle over remaining orange-basil dressing.
Nadia’s Orange-Crusted Fish with Roasted Vegetables and Orange-Basil Dressing.
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