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Italian-style grilled fish on olive-oil tomato sauce

Do you just love the rich, umami taste of olive oil? Treat yourself to this decadent grilled fish on olive-oil tomato sauce for a special Italian dish.


For the tomato sauce
¼ cup olive oil
7 Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 tsp sugar
½ cup basil, torn
For the grilled fish
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 silver-skin fish, skin on, filleted
3 tbsp olive oil
To serve
Vine tomatoes, roasted
Basil leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
Pinch sea-salt flakes

For the tomato sauce
1. Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat.
2. Add the tomatoes, chilli flakes and sugar. Season well.
3. Cook for 20 minutes, until thickened slightly and the tomatoes have broken down.
4. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil.
For the grilled fish
1. Mix together the flour, salt and pepper. Dust the fish with the seasoned flour.
2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over high heat. Add the fish, skin side down. Cook for 3 minutes, pressing down occasionally, until the skin is crisp.
3. Flip and fry the flesh side for 2 minutes, until cooked.
To serve
1. Add olive-oil tomato sauce on each plate. Lay a piece of fish over the sauce. Top with vine tomatoes, basil, olive oil and sea salt flakes.

Recipe & styling: Elizabeth MacKenzie
Photography: Andreas Eiselen //

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