Recipe by I'mPat
From April 2007 edition of Australian Super Food Ideas. Suggested you serve with oven-baked fries, lemon wedges and baby spinach. I used red snapper fillets (skin off) and served with mashed potatoe and steamed vegetables. The original recipe said 4 serves but the 700 grams of red snapper fillets I had could have served 5 to 6 with sides.
Top Review by duonyte
I loved using the fresh herbs from my garden to make this. I used panko instead of the fresh breadcrumbs. I use a large swai fillet, which was not very thick so it cooked through in the pan without my having to turn on the oven. I did have quite a bit of the coating ingredients left, so I sliced some slender Asian eggplant, coated it, and also pan-fried that. It was a bit more fried food than I usually have but really turned out well - I might do this just with veggies another time. Update: I used the same crust ingredients - without the egg wash - with slices of veal liver - very very nice
- 750 g fish fillets (blue-eye cod skin on was recommended)
- 1⁄3 cup pine nuts
- 1⁄4 cup rolled oats
- 1⁄2 cup basil leaves
- 1⁄2 cup flat leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons thyme leaves
- 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs (I used wholemeal bread crusts cut off)
- 1⁄3 cup plain flour
- 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
- vegetable oil (for cooking)
Directions See How It's Made
- Place pine nuts, oats and herbs in a food processor, process until finely chopped, add breadcrumbs and process to combine.
- Transfer some of the breadcrumb mixture to a shallow plate.
- Place flour and eggs in separate shallow bowls.
- Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius.
- Coat fish in flour, dip in egg, then coat in breadcrumb mixture, pressing crumbs on with fingertips to secure (top up breadcrumbs as required).
- Pour enough oil to cover the base of a large non-stick frying pan, heat over medium heat until hot.
- Cook fish for about 3 minutes each side (in batches if necessary - don't over crowd frypan) or until golden.
- Transfer to a wire rack over a baking tray.
- Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes or until fish is cooked through.
- Keep checking the fish, cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the fillets.