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Grilled garfish fillets with cucumber, tomato and anchovy salsa

Australian Gourmet Traveller seafood recipe for grilled garfish fillets with cucumber, tomato and anchovy salsa by Steve Hodges

By Steve Hodges
  • Serves 6
Grilled garfish fillets with cucumber, tomato and anchovy salsa
Grilled garfish fillets with cucumber, tomato and anchovy salsa

Ingredients

  • 150 ml grapeseed oil
  • 50 ml cabernet vinegar
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 vine-ripened tomatoes, peeled, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1 telegraph cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1 Spanish onion, finely chopped
  • 100 gm salted baby capers, soaked in cold water and drained
  • 150 gm anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 24 garfish fillets, skin on, scaled and pin boned (about 180gm each)
  • 100 gm butter, softened

Method

Main
  • 1
    Preheat grill on high heat. Whisk grapeseed oil, vinegar and parsley in a bowl and season to taste with sea salt and ground black pepper.
  • 2
    Combine tomato, cucumber, onion, capers and anchovy in a bowl and stir in dressing.
  • 3
    Brush garfish fillets on both sides with butter, season and place skin-side down on an oven tray. Grill on a low shelf for 2 minutes. Divide fish between plates, spoon over salsa and serve immediately.

Notes

Drink Suggestion: Bone-dry fino sherry.

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  • Author: Steve Hodges