Try this delicious recipe with slow braised Green Beans, Fennel, Kataifi. 


  • 150grms unsalted butter?

  • 2 brown onions, thinly sliced?

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced?

  • 1kg green beans, sliced

  • 1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced?

  • 125mls water

  • 50mls verjuice?

  • sea salt and white pepper to taste?

  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped

  • 1tsp sugar?

  • 4 x 180gm snapper fillets, skin off?

  • 8 anchovy fillets?

  • 50grms capers, rinsed well?

  • 3 tomatoes, peeled, quartered and seeded?

  • 200gms kataifi pastry?

  • 50grms sesame seeds


  • 1.

    In a large heavy pan, sauté the onions and garlic in 100gms butter over a low heat for half an hour until soft and lightly golden. Add the sliced beans, fennel, water, verjuice, sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Cover and braise for 2½ hours, stirring occasionally. Add the parsley and cook for another 10 minutes. Allow to cool well.?

  • 2.

    Divide the beans between 4 baking dish. Nestle a snapper fillet onto of each dish, then the tomatoes, capers and anchovies. Season to taste. Pull apart the kataifi.  Melt the remaining butter and toss though the katafi and sesame seeds. Divide into 4 and Cover each dish with the prepared kataif. Pat down lightly. Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 20 minutes.


Alpha Restaurant is located at 238 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000. Phone (02) 9098 1111


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