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Mielie baked monkfish

Looking for a way to make your meals more sustainable and waste-free? Try this mielie-baked monkfish for a quick lunch or dinner meal that promotes food sustainability!


For the fish
4 monkfish fillets
Olive oil
4 mielies, with husks on
1 can coconut milk
2 lemongrass stalks, bruised
1 red chilli, sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
To serve
1 packet rice noodles, cooked
Handful fresh parsley, to serve

For the fish
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Start by cleaning the fish, then rub with oil and season.
3. Remove the husks from the mielies and twist around the fish fillets to create a blanket to steam the fish. Secure the mielie husks with butcher’s string.
4. Place in a roasting tray together with the cut mielies from the cob. Scatter over the fish with the rest of the ingredients and bake for 25 minutes.
To serve
1. Scoop baked fish into a serving bowl and serve with rice noodles and fresh parsley.

Tip: Don’t toss the husks of the mielies, as they can be used as a steam blanket when cooking meat or vegetables.

Recipe & styling: Amerae Vercueil
Photography: Samantha Pinto//

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