Maomao Fillets, Mango & Banana Salad

9:00 pm on 31 July 2004

(Serves 2)

Ingredients Fish

  • 4 maomao, snapper, tarakihi or kahawai fillets
  • olive oil for frying
  • mesclun and watercress leaves for a salad
  • ½ mango, pawpaw or rock melon, sliced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced

Ingredients Sauce

  • juice of 1 lime or lime cordial
  • 100 mls cream
  • ¼ C fresh coriander
  • 50 mls fish sauce
  • ½ chilli, chopped
  • 1 banana, chopped


Lightly season the fillets and panfry both sides in olive oil.

Remove from the pan and add all the sauce ingredients except the banana. Season to taste with a little salt and pepper and reduce.

Add the banana to the sauce and place the fish fillets back in the sauce to warm through.

Prepare the salad and garnish with the onion and mango. Place the fish on top and pour over the sauce.

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