Polenta and Herb Crusted Barramundi

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Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 100g instant polenta
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons, plus lemon wedges to serve
  • 2 tbs finely chopped fresh herbs (such as chives and parsley)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 x 180g skinless barramundi fillets (or use other firm white fish)
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
  • 300g grape tomatoes
  • 300g flat beans, sliced on an angle
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Combine polenta, zest, herbs and half the garlic in a shallow dish, then season. Put eggs in another dish. Dip fish in egg, then polenta, pressing well onto the fish.

  2. Heat 1/4 cup (60ml) oil in a large frypan over high heat. When hot, reduce heat to medium and cook fish for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in another large frypan over medium-high heat. Cook the remaining garlic for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes, then add beans and cook for 2-3 minutes more, until tomatoes have softened and beans are cooked but still crunchy. Season and serve immediately with fish and lemon wedges.

    Thanks to http://www.taste.com.au for this delicious recipe!