Snapper, fennel and broad beans with anchovy butter
20 minutes
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
4 Servings


4 x 150 g pieces of snapper, middle cut
Sea Salt and white pepper to taste


Braised fennel

2 bulbs baby fennel, cut into thin wedges
375 ml chicken stock
50 g butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Large pinch Sea Salt
4 thyme sprigs


Anchovy butter

100 g butter
5 Ortiz anchovies, drained, chopped, oil reserved
1 tablespoon Sea Salt
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon Lilliput capers, rinsed


Broad beans

150 g double peeled broad beans

To serve

Pineapple sage
Marigold petals
Nasturtium leaves
Borage flowers

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Braised Fennel

  1. Place fennel in a gourmet oven dish. Pour the chicken stock over the fennel and dot with butter. Season with salt. Lay the thyme sprigs on top of the fennel.
  2. Select Fan Plus 180°C and place fennel in the oven on shelf position 1, cook for 30 minutes, or until cooked through and softened. Remove from the oven and set aside in a warm place until required.

Anchovy butter

  1. Melt the butter with the anchovies and zest in a small pan on medium heat, Induction setting 6. Cook to a temperature of 130°C, when tested with a food thermometer, stirring occasionally. Add capers and stir to combine. Set aside.


  1. Place the fish on a baking paper lined perforated steam tray. Steam at 85°C for 5 minutes. Depending on thickness of the fish, it may need another 1-2 minutes.


Broad beans

  1. Place broad beans in a perforated steam tray and Steam at 100°C for 1 minute.


To serve

  1. Place the fennel wedges in the centre of each plate. Top with the fish.
  2. Scatter the broad beans around the plate along with the herbs and flowers.
  3. Drizzle the anchovy butter over the fish. Serve immediately.


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