Cooking your catch
Many fishermen know pearl perch is an A-grade table fish. So when we
get to eat one of these beauties rather than the same old crumbed fish
and chips we take the opportunity to enjoy its sweet delicate flavour by
baking or barbequing. One of my favourite dishes is a Thai-style bake,
which is incredibly easy to make and doesn’t take very long at all. This
is all you need to serve four people:
-2 cloves of garlic, crushed
-1 tablespoon fish sauce
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
-2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
-2 tablespoons chopped coriander
-1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
-2kg whole fish (pearl perch or snapper)
-1/2 red onion or 1 spring onion cut into strips
1) Preheat the oven to 190c. Place the garlic, fish sauce, lemon juice,
ginger, chilli sauce, coriander and rice wine vinegar in a jug and mix
2) place the fish on a large piece of well greased foil in a baking
dish. Pour the marinade over the fish and sprinkle with the onions.
3) Wrap the fish into a parcel and bake for about 30mins, or until the
flesh flakes easily.
Serve with a simple salad and some steamed rice or maybe a risotto and
Have a good weekend. Happy fishing.