Snapper Wrapped in Prosciutto & Warm Lentil Salad

By 2nd April 2021 No Comments

This recipe is one of my favourites, with the combination of the salty ham and the slight spice of the lentils it’s a really tasty but easy dish for Friday.

I have used snapper in this recipe but it can easily be replaced with any other fish like Monkfish, Blue cod, Hapuka, Hoki, Salmon or Terekihi.

800gm snapper fillets
4 slices of prosciutto

  • 1 cup Le puy lentils
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small knob ginger, peeled and chopped finely
  • 1Tbsp Cardamon seeds, crushed
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes 500ml Chicken stock
  • 1 small pkt coriander leaves
  • 50g butter
  • 2 tsp Crème Fraiche
  • Juice of a Lemon
  • Salt
  • Sliced red chilli if you wish

Place the lentils into a pot of water and season with a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and cook until tender.
Fry garlic, ginger, onion in oil until golden. Add cardamom seeds and cook for a few seconds. Add chopped tomato to pan, then stock & the lentils. Cook for 10 minutes.
Chop up the coriander and mix in the lentils along with the butter, cream Fraiche, lemon juice.

For the Fish
Wrap the snapper in a large slice of prosciutto & wrap in cling film for one hour to retain the shape.
Pan fry until cooked.
Spoon some lentil mixture onto a platter and then place the snapper on top.
Garnish with some finely sliced red chilli and any left-over coriander