Bar rockcod with risoni primavera


  • Serves 4 people

  • 220 gm (1 cup) risoni
  • 120 gm (1 cup) frozen peas, defrosted
  • 120 gm baby green beans, trimmed
  • 4 zucchini flowers, halved lengthways, stamen removed
  • 1 each green and white zucchini, thickly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 20 gm butter
  • 4 bar rockcod fillets (about 180gm each)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • Lemon and herb butter
  • 125 gm salted butter, softened
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon, finely grated rind only
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 anchovy fillet, finely chopped
01   Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat. Add risoni and cook until al dente (8-10 minutes), adding vegetables during the last 2 minutes to cook until tender. Drain and keep warm.
02   Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, add butter and bar rockcod, skin-side down, and cook for 1 minute, then turn and cook until just cooked through (6-8 minutes).
03   Meanwhile, for lemon and herb butter, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Season to taste, then stir half the lemon and herb butter through risoni and divide among plates, top each with a fish fillet and remaining butter and serve immediately with lemon wedges to the side.
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