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Barramundi On A Bed Of Lentils

Serve lentils on a warmed plate and top with Barramundi, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over to finish.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion finely diced

  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped

  • 100g of pancetta diced

  • 1 carrot chopped

  • 2 sticks of celery chopped

  • 1 cup of brown or green lentils

  • 6 cups of chicken stock

  • 2 sprigs of rosemary

  • 4 small tomatoes halved and then cut in thirds

  • olive oil

Method

  • 1.

    Fry onion in hot olive oil for a few minutes until sweated down a little then add carrot, celery and garlic and fry until softened.

  • 2.

    Add the diced pancetta and cook until browned, add lentils and chicken stock to cover then the sprigs of Rosemary and simmer.

  • 3.

    Continue to stir and add more stock as needed until lentils are cooked – this will take ½ - ¾ of an hour.

  • 4.

    Just when you think the lentils are cooked add the tomatoes and cook for a few minutes more.

  • 5.

    Taste and season with salt and pepper as necessary.

  • 6.

    Season Barramundi with salt and black pepper and then fry in a mix of olive oil and butter to add a slightly richer quality to the cooked fish.

  • 7.

    Fry flesh side down first to get good colour on the fillet then turn and fry the skin side.

  • 8.

    Serve lentils on a warmed plate and top with Barramundi, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over to finish.

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