Gurnard and couscous
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Shona Dey
We sustainably fish for gurnard in New Zealand. It’s a firm favourite year-round and popular for its sweet flavour. They’re easy fish to fillet yourself, or ask your local New World fishmonger for fresh, pre-filleted gurnard.
- Heat the chicken stock in a saucepan until boiling. Place the Pams Finest Moroccan Couscous in a heatproof bowl, then pour over the hot vegetable stock. Cover with a plate and set aside for the couscous to swell, about 5 minutes.
- Place 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small frying pan with the red onion over low heat. Cook until the onion softens, 5-7 minutes. Add the pumpkin seeds to the onion.
- Place the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the gurnard fillets and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until the flesh is nearly cooked. Remember fish keeps on cooking after it is removed from the heat.
- Fluff the couscous with a fork, then fork through the onion and pumpkin seeds. Season to taste, then fork through the shredded mint.
- Serve the gurnard fillets with couscous, drizzled with a little extra olive oil and a green salad.