Barramundi with cavolo nero and capers


  • Serves 4 people

  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) mild extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 golden shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 bunches cavolo nero, coarsely chopped
  • 4 barramundi fillets (200gm each)
  • 40 gm butter
  • 2 tbsp capers in vinegar, drained
  • 1 tbsp rosemary sprigs
  • To serve: lemon halves
01   Heat 1½ tbsp oil in a wide saucepan over high heat, add shallot and stir occasionally until tender (5-10 minutes). Add garlic and cook for 20 seconds, then add cavolo nero, cover with a lid, stir occasionally until wilted and tender (5-7 minutes) and keep warm.
02   Meanwhile, heat a separate frying pan over high heat, add remaining oil, place fish skin-side down in pan and cook until golden (2-3 minutes), then turn and cook until golden and just cooked through (2-3 minutes). Add butter, capers and rosemary and cook until just crisp (1 minute).
03   Place cavolo nero on a plate, top with fish, spoon rosemary and capers over, season with sea salt flakes to taste, squeeze over plenty of lemon juice and serve.
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