Baked Camomile and Sweet Fennel Seabass with Fennel, Orange and Pomegranate Seeds.
Another quick main meal that is healthy and light - the perfect dinner party dish or simple supper recipe, it can be accompanied with new potatoes or green vegetables to make it extra filling. The tea, wine and fennel help to add subtle fresh flavours to the fish, so make sure the juices don’t get wasted!
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 2)
- Start by turning the oven to 180ºc.
- Steep the two teabags in 200ml of boiling water for 3 minutes, then remove and discard them.
- Peel the oranges with a knife and slice them into thick rings.
- Chop the head off the fennel and slice the bulb into thin rings. *Try and keep the fennel rings whole*.
- Rinse the sea bass, lay a few fennel slices in the middle of a baking try and place the fish on top.
- Tuck two slices of orange, and two sprigs or coriander into the each fish.
- Arrange the rest of the orange and fennel neatly around the sea bass, then pour over the white wine and tea.
- Season with salt and pepper before baking it in the oven for 25 minutes. *There is no need for any oil*.
- While the fish is baking, you can prepare the pomegranate seeds.
- For those who have a whole pomegranate, and not the seeds bought from a supermarket, cut the pomegranate in half. In the sink, hold the pomegranate half skin side up in your hand, over a sieve, and bash the outside with a large hard spoon.
- This is the best tip for retrieving the seeds, much cheaper, and it is surprisingly easy, quick and mess free.
- When the fish is nearly cooked, fill the bottom of a saucepan with water, bring it to the boil and add the samphire.
- Cook the samphire for 5 minutes, until it has changed colour and is soft.
- Remove the fish from the oven and check that it is cooked *the flesh should be white all the way through*.
- Sprinkle over the samphire and pomegranate seeds to add some seaside flavours and a dash of colour.
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