Pan-fried fish with spinach and roasted pumpkin salad

Pan-fried fish with spinach and roasted pumpkin salad

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Serves
4
Prep
15 mins
Cooking time
40 mins
Photographer
Gorta Yuuki

This salad combines sweet roasted pumpkin with peppery rocket leaves and crunchy pine nuts, which go really well with the pan-fried fish.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
200g pumpkin, peeled and cut into 2 cm chunks
oil, for cooking
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 red capsicum, (pepper)
75g baby spinach leaves
75g rocket
3 tablespoons coriander leaves
3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves
80g toasted pine nuts
1/2 preserved lemon, cut into quarters and rinsed, (optional)
4 x 150g firm white fish fillets, (such as flathead, rockling or snapper)
2-3 tablespoons Lemon dressing, pomegranate variation
lemon wedges, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the pumpkin on a baking tray, drizzle with the oil and season with the salt and pepper. Cook in the oven for 20–25 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, rub the capsicum with oil and place on a baking tray. Roast in the oven for 20–30 minutes, or until the skin blisters. Place the capsicum in a plastic bag and seal; the steam helps to loosen the skin. Halve and peel the capsicum, discarding the seeds and cut into 5 mm slices.
  3. Place the pumpkin, capsicum, spinach, rocket, herbs and pine nuts in a large mixing bowl. If using preserved lemon, scrape away and discard the pulp and dice the remaining peel. Add to the salad and toss everything gently to combine.
  4. Heat a heavy-based frying pan over medium–high heat and cook the fish fillets for 4–5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Add enough dressing to coat the salad and toss to combine. Divide the salad between four plates, top with a piece of fish and a wedge of lemon and serve.
Tags:
simple
easy
dinner
quick
fast
weeknight
midweek
mid-week
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