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    Spicy steamed fish

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 50 minutes 50 minutes

    Serves: 4


    2 tsp olive oil
    1 large onion, sliced
    4cm piece fresh root ginger, finely grated
    3 garlic cloves, sliced
    2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
    2 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
    ¼ tsp ground turmeric
    600g sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
    1 cauliflower, in florets
    1 lime, juice
    500g pollack, cod or haddock, cut into 4 fillets
    25g flaked toasted almonds
    ½ x 20g pack coriander, roughly chopped


    1. Heat the oil in a pan and soften the onion for 8 minutes. Stir in ½ each of the ginger, garlic, chillies and cumin; add all the turmeric. Cook for 2 minutes, then add the sweet potato and 350ml boiling water; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes.

    2. Meanwhile, mix the remaining ginger, garlic, chilli and cumin with the lime juice; spoon over the fish. Once the vegetables are tender, lay the fish on top of them, pouring in its marinade. Steam, covered, for 5 minutes. Scatter with the almonds and coriander and serve.

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