Grape-leaf wrapped wrasse with almonds and lemon

Wrasse is an Australian fish similar to New Zealand's Parrot fish.

10 minutes prep.

15-20 minutes cooking

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 20 grape leaves (fresh or bottled) blanched (if fresh) refreshed
  • 2 x 500g whole wrasse fish (substitute snapper) cleaned
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lemon (thinly sliced, plus juice of 1 lemon, plus extra wedge for serve
  • ½ cup (50g) natural sliced almonds, roasted
  • 6 bay leaves (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200c.
  2. Grease a large baking tray and line with baking paper.
  3. Pat leaves dry with paper towel and set aside
  4. Place fish on prepared tray and rub with ¾ butter.
  5. Place sliced lemon, almonds and bay leaves, if using, inside fish cavities and drizzle fish with lemon juice.
  6. Wrap fish in grape leaves and top with pieces of remaining butter.
  7. Roast for 15-20 minutes until just cooked through.
  8. Transfer to a platter and drizzle with roasting juices.
  9. Serve with extra lemon.
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Grape-leaf wrapped wrasse with almonds and lemon

Wrasse is an Australian fish similar to New Zealand's Parrot fish.

10 minutes prep.

15-20 minutes cooking

Serves 4

Ingredients
Method

Ingredients

  • 20 grape leaves (fresh or bottled) blanched (if fresh) refreshed
  • 2 x 500g whole wrasse fish (substitute snapper) cleaned
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lemon (thinly sliced, plus juice of 1 lemon, plus extra wedge for serve
  • ½ cup (50g) natural sliced almonds, roasted
  • 6 bay leaves (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200c.
  2. Grease a large baking tray and line with baking paper.
  3. Pat leaves dry with paper towel and set aside
  4. Place fish on prepared tray and rub with ¾ butter.
  5. Place sliced lemon, almonds and bay leaves, if using, inside fish cavities and drizzle fish with lemon juice.
  6. Wrap fish in grape leaves and top with pieces of remaining butter.
  7. Roast for 15-20 minutes until just cooked through.
  8. Transfer to a platter and drizzle with roasting juices.
  9. Serve with extra lemon.
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