Pete Goffe-Wood

Line Fish with Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Garlic & Parsley Dressing

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Description

This dish is the essence of simplicity; a case of the sum of the parts being greater than the whole. Once again though only top notch, fresh ingredients will do the trick – nothing else will suffice.

Ingredients

800 g Line Fish
50ml extra virgin olive oil
400 g asparagus
400g new potatoes
1 large head of garlic
100g/1handful parsley
125ml/ ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions

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Roast the head of garlic in a moderate oven (180ºC) for aprox 20 min or until the garlic is completely soft.
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Peel the individual cloves or squeeze them out.
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Mix the garlic puree, parsley and lemon juice together with the olive oil.
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Put the mixture into a blender or use a pestle and mortar to grind the mixture into a smooth dressing.
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Cook the new potatoes in boiling salted water until soft, drain and leave to cool.
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When the potatoes have cooled, cut them in half lengthways.
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Blanche the asparagus in boiling salted water for a few minutes.
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Remove from the pot and refresh them in ice-cold water.
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Cut the fish into 200g portion, brush with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper and place it skin side down on an oiled grid over hot coals.
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Put the asparagus and potatoes on the grill at the same time.
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After 5 min flip the fish and remove the asparagus and potatoes from the grill.
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Put the asparagus and potatoes on plates. Remove the fish from the grill and serve on top of the asparagus.
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Drizzle with the garlic-parsley dressing.
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Wine notes:Sauvignon Blanc is called for here – crisp, clean and mineral.
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