POLENTA CRUMBED FLATHEAD WITH LEMON CAPER MAYONNAISE
Crumbing any kind of fish fillets in polenta results in a crisp, crunchy coating without the fuss of using flour, egg and breadcrumbs. Add a piquant mayonnaise, serve it over garlic mash and your "fishy Friday" will never be the same
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
1 cup polenta
2 teaspoons turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt
800g flathead fillets, cut into pieces
1/4 cup extra light olive oil, for frying lemon wedges, for serving
LEMON CAPER MAYONNAISE: 1 cup egg mayonnaise; 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard; 1 tablespoon baby capers; 1 tablespoon chopped dill; grated rind 1 lemon; 1 tablespoon lemon juice
GARLIC MASH: 750g potatoes (Dutch Creams or similar); 3 garlic cloves, peeled; 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
SAUTEED SPINACH: 1 tablespoon olive oil; 80g baby spinach leaves; washed 1 tablespoon chopped dill
Combine polenta, turmeric, chilli and salt together. Coat fish in polenta crumbs. Heat oil in a frypan and panfry fish for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden. Drain on absorbent paper and serve on a bed of Garlic Potato Mash and Sautéed Spinach with Caper Mayonnaise and lemon.
LEMON CAPER MAYONNAISE: Combine all ingredients together and season to taste.
GARLIC POTATO MASH: Peel potatoes, cut in half and bring to the boil in a large saucepan of salted water. Add garlic cloves and boil for 20-30 minutes until very tender. Drain and mash potatoes and garlic together until very smooth. Slowly mix in olive oil and season to taste.
SAUTÉED SPINACH: Heat oil, sauté spinach and dill until just wilted. Season