Fennel Snapper With Beet Puree

Perfect as a mid-week meal or special enough to serve to guests, this restaurant-quality dish is packed full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

Fennel Salted Snapper With Beet Puree

Serves 2


  • 2 fresh snapper fillets (about 1/4 pound each)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon himalayan sea salt flakes
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh dill
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 2 wedges lemon
  • 1 cup mixes leaves

Beet Puree

  • 2 medium beets, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon wasabi powder (optional)
  • 1 garlic glove, crushed
  • himalayan sea salt + black pepper


1. Blend all the beetroot puree ingredients together and season to taste.

2. Heat coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan. Squeeze lemon juice over snapper fillets, the rub with salt, lemon zest, fennel seeds and half the dill. Add fish to the pan, cooking for 4 mins on each side.*

3. Serve puree between two plates, along with 1/2 cup salad and a lemon wedge. Top with snapper and garnish with remaining dill.

Tips: *Remember fish will continue to cook out of the pan. Cook to 90%, then remove to a plate to ensure fish is not overcooked. Test with a fork – ensuring the middle of the fish flakes easily. Tis recipe would also be delicious with tuna, salmon or basa fillets. Just be sure to opt for sustainably caught fish.

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