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Fishing in New Zealand is a pleasure available to everyone, and this classic fish recipe was just the type of supper many would throw together at the end of the day after hours of waiting for the ‘whopper’ to take bite. Traditionally for a red snapper but actually, I find it works well with any white fish. Make sure you add plenty of fresh lemon at the end, to add a zing to the final dish.

Serves: 6
Preparation: 15 minutes 
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
Oven: 180ºC


6 boneless white fish fillets 
200g fresh white breadcrumbs 
100g of freshly grated parmesan cheese
Large handful of fresh coriander 
2 whole lemons – rind and juice 
Sea salt and ground black pepper 
125g unsalted butter – melted


Fresh lemon wedges 


Prepare fish

Place fish in a buttered ovenproof baking dish.
Squeeze lemon juice over fish and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Prepare lemon breadcrumb topping

In a food processor add breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, lemon rind and coriander. Process until coriander chopped and all combined.
Top fish with breadcrumb mixture.
Melt butter and pour over fish and breadcrumbs.


Bake in a moderate oven for 20-30 minutes until lightly browned and the fish cooked.


Best enjoyed hot with plenty of additional fresh lemon wedges. 

Jules tips Any boneless white fish fillets can be used for this dish. I have made it with Snapper and for those residing in Qatar use Hamour and even Sultan Ibrahim, but watch out for the bones with that fish! This dish is suitable for freezing: either freeze cooked and reheat, or prepare up the cooking stage and freeze when using fresh fish. 

Contributed by: Julia Toon, Jules of the Kitchen

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