Whole roasted snapper with walnut-coriander dressing

Whole roasted snapper with walnut-coriander dressing

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Arabesque
Photographer
William Meppem

Dressing

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
100g walnuts
1 1/2 cups fresh coriander, roots removed
150ml extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
1 pinch sumac
salt and pepper
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 whole shallot, finely chopped

Snapper

Quantity Ingredient
4 whole baby snapper or black bream, scaled and gutted
salt and pepper
50ml olive oil
1 cup Tahini whipped with yoghurt

Method

  1. Roast the walnuts in a preheated 200°C oven for 5 minutes. Take them out and rub them briskly in a tea-towel to remove as much of the papery brown skins as possible. Wash the coriander, remove the roots and chop the leaves and stalks roughly. Whisk the oil and lemon lightly together with the salt, pepper and sumac. Add the shallots and garlic, and whisk lightly. Add the coriander and walnuts, and whisk gently.
  2. With scissors, trim the fins from the fish, and on both sides make three shallow slashes in the flesh. Lightly season the slashes with salt and pepper. Heat 20 ml oil in a heavy-based pan until it is close to smoking. Place two fish at a time in the pan and cook for about a minute on each side, until just coloured.
  3. Transfer the fish carefully into a large, deep baking tray, brushed with olive oil. Repeat the process with fresh oil for the remaining two fish. Place the baking tray on the top shelf of a preheated 200°C oven. Cook for 10 minutes, or until a pale milky fluid begins to ooze from the slits.
  4. Remove the snapper from the oven and leave to cool slightly. Carefully peel off the skin from one side then coat with half of the tahini whipped with yoghurt. Spoon on the walnut coriander dressing and pack it on evenly and neatly over the entire surface of the fish.
  5. Serve at room temperature with the rest of the tahini sauce and plenty of lemon wedges.
Tags:
Middle East
Middle Eastern
Arabic
Arabian
Arabesque
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Lucy
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