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Kingfish, fennel and chilli ricciutelli

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By Emma Knowles
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Kingfish, fennel and chilli ricciutelli


  • 400 gm dried ricciutelli or other short, wide dried pasta
  • 125 ml (½ cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 90 gm coarse sourdough breadcrumbs
  • 1 baby fennel bulb, thinly sliced, fronds reserved
  • ½ Spanish onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 200 gm mixed small tomatoes
  • Juice and finely grated rind of 1½ lemons
  • 250 gm skinless kingfish fillet, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped rocket


  • 1
    Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente (7-8 minutes), drain and return pasta and 40ml pasta water to pan.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat 50ml oil in a frying pan, add breadcrumbs, stir occasionally until golden (3-4 minutes), season to taste and set aside.
  • 3
    Stir fennel, onion, chilli, garlic and remaining oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat until tender (4-5 minutes). Add tomato, cook until tender (1-2 minutes), add lemon rind and juice, season to taste. Add to pasta with kingfish, rocket and reserved fronds, toss to combine, scatter with breadcrumbs and serve.