2014 Restaurant Guide

Get the latest listings of Australia's best dining establishments on your iPhone.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Buy a subscription this month for your chance to win one of five health retreat escapes at Golden Door valued at $35,000. Offer ends May 28.

Gourmet on your iPad

Download the latest issue of Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Roast bream with green papaya salad

You'll need

  •  
  • Bream
  • ¼ cup
  • peanut oil
  • 6 cm
  • piece galangal, thinly sliced
  • 2
  • stalks of lemongrass, coarsely chopped
  • 4
  • whole bream (about 400gm each)
  • 1
  • green papaya, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup
  • firmly packed coriander leaves
  •  
  • Dressing
  • 1/3 cup
  • peanuts, toasted
  • 60 gm
  • palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp
  • each fish sauce and rice vinegar
  • 1
  • small red chilli, seeded and thinly sliced

Method

  • 01
  • Pour peanut oil into a large roasting pan and heat in the oven until smoking. Meanwhile, divide galangal and lemongrass among bream cavities, lightly score skin and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place fish in roasting pan, spoon oil over and cook for 8 minutes or until fish is just cooked through.
  • 02
  • For dressing, place peanuts into a mortar, with a pestle, pound until ground, add palm sugar and pound until combined, add fish sauce and vinegar, combine, then stir through chilli.
  • 03
  • Using a mandolin, julienne papaya and place in a bowl, add coriander leaves and half the dressing and stir to combine.
  • 04
  • To serve, place bream on plates with green papaya salad, drizzle with remaining dressing.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
Win
a Mothers' Day treat!

Win a Trentham Tucker and Breville prize pack valued at over $2,000 in our Mother's Day giveaway.

Read More
Win
a trip to New Zealand!

Win a luxury weekend for two in Queenstown valued at more than $20,000 thanks to Matakauri Lodge.

Enter now
Gourmet TV

Check out our video section for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

You might also like...

Fast summer recipes

recipes

Grilled squid (Pla meuk yang)

Fuss-free summer recipes

recipes

Baked swordfish with fennel, lemons and capers (Pesce spada al forno)

Fast autumn recipes

recipes

Pan-fried John Dory agrodolce with endive and goat’s cheese

Fast seafood

recipes

Sweet and sour tuna (Tonno agrodolce)

Sparkling cherry crush

recipes

Bullshot

Tequila and sangrita

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.