Served with homemade hummus and tahini dressing, this delicious dish is a must try. 


  • 75g sesame seeds

  • 6 x 170g fillets of Lord Howe Kingfish

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil]

  • 1 lemon, halved

  • Springs of flat leafed parsley

  • Quinoa Tabouli

  • 300g (1.5 cups of raw quinoa, cooked

  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and diced

  • 2 bunches flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  • 1 bunch mint, chopped

  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped

  • finely grated zest and juice of 2 lemons

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Hummus

  • 400g tin chickpeas

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil

  • 2 Tbsp tahini paste

  • 1 tsp group cumin’Juice of 1 lemon

  • Tahini Dressing

  • 100 g tahini

  • 80ml (1/3 cup) lemon juice

  • 30ml toasted sesame oil

  • 1 garlic clove, grated

  • 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

  • 2 teaspoons honey


  • 1.

    Combine all the quinoa tabouli ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In a food processor or blender, ass all the hummus ingredients together and puree until smooth. Continue bending and gradually drizzle in 60ml (1/4 cup) of water.

  • 2.

    Preheat the oven to 180c.

  • 3.

    Spread the sesame seeds on a flat tray. Press one side of the kingfish fillet into the same seeds to coat and season with sea salt.

  • 4.

    Heat the oil in a large, non-stick fry pan over medium heat. Cook the kingfish sesame side down for 3-4 minutes until the sesame is toasted and golden brown, taking care not to burn the seeds. Turn the fillets over, transfer the pan to the oven to cook another 3-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet.

  • 5.

    Remove from the oven and squeeze the lemon juice over it. To serve, spoon Quinoa onto he plate, top with kingfish fillet, a dollop of hummus and a drizzle of tahini dressing. Garnish with springs of parsley.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 529kj
  • Fat Total 39g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 13g
  • Carbohydrate 37g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Sodium 682mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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