November 6, 2009

Roast Wild Barramundi with King Prawn and Fennel Salad

Restaurant: Taxi Dining Room (VIC)
Recipe from Chef Michael Lambie (Appeared on 9am with David and Kim)
2010 Rating: 100th, 1 Star

I've been going a little crazy with the seafood lately. The last 3 restaurant recipes I've tried have all been seafood inspired. After dining at Taxi dining Room earlier this year I was inspired to find a recipe by Head Chef Michael Lambie. The Internet is my friend and I found an awesome video of Michale appearing on the 9am show with David and Kim. I cant say that I'm a avid watcher of Daivd and Kim's, mainly because I'm at work by the time their show comes on, or if I happen to be at home I'm usually still in bed....what? its my day off I can sleep until 1pm if I choose!

So I'll give it a whirl! Here's the recipe....results to come soon!

Roast Wild Barramundi with King Prawn and Fennel Salad


Serves 4

4 x 160 g portions wild barramundi
I fennel bulb shaved
¼ bunch flat leaf parsley picked and washed
8 King Prawns cooked and shelled
4 tomatoes chopped
4 shallots diced
1 garlic clove crushed
4 basil leaves shredded
8 coriander leaves shredded
Olive oil / lemon juice
Salt and pepper


Lightly season the barramundi portions with salt and pepper, Fry in hot oil for about 4 minutes until just cooked but caramelised on the skin.

Make the dressing by frying the shallot and garlic in olive oil. Add the diced tomatoes and warm through. Add the basil, coriander and lemon juice.

Mix the shaved fennel, parsley and king prawn together.
Season with lemon juice and olive oil and arrange attractively on a plate.

Spoon the tomato dressing onto the plate and top with the barramundi.


Arwen from Hoglet K said...

Caramelised skin sounds exciting! Looking forward to the results.

Anita said...

1pm!!! That's a bit late :) Looking forward to the photos.

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

I was watching the 9am show a while ago for whatever reason (sick or holidays or perhaps just having a particularly lazy start to the day) and David was interviewing a medical scientist who was discussing how some new drug was doing compared to placebo in a trial, and David said something like "You always hear about placebos doing well compared to some drugs.. why don't doctors just prescribe these placebos to patients?" haha what an idiot. At least it seems they're more intelligent in their chef hosting skills :)