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Grilled Hapuka with Spiced Kumara Chickpea feta Mint Salad, Smoky Eggplant and Crayfish Mayo

Grilled Hapuka

You can’t beat a good piece of fresh fish, and this recipe takes the flavors to a whole new level. Bon Appétit!

You will need to buy or catch:

  • 4 nice pieces (700g approx.) Hapuka (or any other fish is fine)
  • 1 large Kumera – 1cm dice
  • 1tbs Mixed spice
  • 50g Feta – crumbled
  • 1 small can Chickpeas, drained
  • ¼ Red onion, fine dice
  • 1 Tomato, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 Spring onion stalk sliced (green and white parts)
  • 2 sprigs Mint, chopped rough
  • 2 sprigs Italian parsley, chopped rough
  • 1tbs Olive oil
  • 1tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Eggplant
  • 1 Lemon (juice only)
  • 1tsp Cumin, ground
  • 50-100ml Olive oil

Toss the Kumara in a little oil and the mixed spice. Roast on an oven tray at 180C for about 12-15 minutes until the Kumara is nicely roasted and cooked through. Toss all the ingredients together and can be kept in the fridge for a couple of hours if needed.

Char eggplant over a high heat on the grill side of your bbq until the skin is very blackened, then peel when cool. Blend in a food processor with cumin, lemon juice and oil. Season with flaky sea salt. You want to be able to taste the olive oil and the lemon juice in the puree.

To serve:

Grill the fish until just cooked and serve on the chick pea salad and the smoky eggplant. A nice touch if you’ve got some cooked crayfish left over is to dice it up, fold it through some home-made or good quality store bought mayo (Hellmann’s is good).

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