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Warm seafood salad

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 25

Cooking method: Steam


  • 500g Tarakihi fillets (but also works well with Blue Cod, Gurnard, Hoki, Orange Roughy, Moki and Alfonsino)
  • 12 fresh Mussels
  • ½ cup wine
  • ¼ lemon juice
  • 6 assorted lettuce leaves
  • 80g spinach leaves, couple of bunches
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup chopped chives
  • 1 tbspn whole grain mustard
  • 2 tbspn olive oil

Cooking instructions

  1. Steam fish in the wine for 7 minutes (allow 12 minutes if frozen), then remove and add the Mussels. Steam until the shells open. Reserve the wine.
  2. Steam or microwave the spinach leaves until they are just beginning to wilt.
  3. Break or cut the cooked fish into bite-sized pieces and remove the Mussels from their shells. Place them in a serving bowl with the lettuce, spinach, parsley and chives.
  4. Use the wine used to steam the Mussels and fish to make a dressing with the mustard and olive oil. Toss with the other ingredients while they are still warm.

Courtesy Seafood NZ