Grilled garfish with roasted potatoes recipe (imsell mixwi)
- Cuisine: Maltese
- Serves 6
Maltese food is influenced by the country’s proximity to Sicily and North Africa, and offers rustic and simple dishes with robust flavours as a result. Culturally, fish is important in Malta and fish-based dishes are often served to mark religious ceremonies. Garfish is abundant when the water temperature of the Mediterranean is at its highest in late summer, and shoals of the ‘sea needle’ head closer to the shore. It is popular grilled or baked with garlic and herbs.
Ingredients600g (about 3) sebago potatoes, peeled, chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
18 garfish, cleaned
2 lemons, 1 quartered, 1 juiced
60ml (¼ cup) olive oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
PreparationPreheat oven to 190°C. Place potatoes in a roasting pan and toss with extra virgin olive oil and oregano. Roast for 40 minutes or until golden and tender. Season with salt and pepper, and keep warm.
Rub garfish cavities with lemon quarters, then discard lemons. Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and parsley in a shallow bowl. Season and reserve half the parsley mixture to serve.
Heat a chargrill pan or barbecue to medium–high. Toss garfish in the parsley mixture and cook, turning carefully so as not to break up the fish, for 3 minutes each side or until golden and just cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel. Season with salt and serve with the roasted potatoes and reserved parsley mixture.
Drink 2010 Ducks in a Row Vermentino ($25)
As seen in Feast magazine, Issue 6, pg57.
Photography by Brett Stevens.
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