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Create Serge Dansereau’s delicious winter dish
Wash and boil the Kipfler potatoes in salted water until tender.
Drain off the water and peel while still warm and slice into discs ½ cm thick.
Trim the outer layer of the fennel and dice into 1cm cubes.
Gently heat the olive oil, add the fennel with 3 cloves of crushed garlic and the basil.
Cook gently without colouring for 5 minutes and add the wine and lemon juice, season. Continue to cook gently until the fennel is translucent and tender.
Cool in the juices. When the fennel is cool remove the garlic and basil, leaving the fennel in its own juices. (Top up with extra virgin olive oil if needed)
Roast the garlic whole in the oven and when soft squeeze out the flesh.
Blanch and refresh the tomatoes, peel off the skin and remove the seeds, dice the flesh into ½ cm cubes.
Soak the Lilyput capers in plenty of cold water to remove the salt.
Blanch the rocket in salted boiling water, drain and blend to a thick paste with the butter and roast garlic.
Season with salt and pepper.
Steam open the Vongole with white wine in a very hot pan with a tight fitting lid.
Pan-fry the barramundi fillets in oil and butter.
Warm the fennel compote with the tomato dice and Lilyput capers and stir with the vongole.
Set the fish on top and cook for 5 minutes in a warm oven.
Warm the rocket pesto in a pot on the stove.
Saute the potato discs in butter until they are golden; season and sprinkle with the finely chopped chervil and arrange in the centre of the plate.
Place the cooked barramundi on top of the potatoes and spoon the vongole and fennel compote over and around the fish.
Put a spoon of the rocket pesto on top the Barramundi.
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