An awesome day out on the water with Noah and Cam catching their first kingfish, and then having it cooked up four ways at Tairua Beach ClubRead More
A great family charter, followed by an epic feast at Marina Bar and Grill from the catch of the day.Read More
Kingfish is such a versatile and under rated fish to eat. I either like it raw as sashimi, or if I can cooking it, like searing it and packing it with heaps of flavour. This is a great way to cook kingfish that is packed with flavour.
I take medallions of the kingfish fillet. Usually off the shoulder or belly. I then coat in sesame seeds, ready to flash fry in a hot pan with oil and a touch of butter at the end.
I top the fish with a salsa verde, there are heaps of recipes for this out there, but basically ingredients to whiz up are:
-Fresh herbs: Basil, mint and parsley
-Capers and gerkhins
-Lemon and lime juice
-A little touch of smoked kingfish if you have some
-Apple cider vinegar
We've been getting plenty of hapuku and bluenose lately and a great way to make the most of the heads which plenty of meat still in them, is making a stock and chowder. Here's my take on seafood chowder....
1. HAPUKU STOCK
Head and frame of one Hapuku, rinsed of any blood in fresh water.
Cut frame down at knuckles to fit in large pot
-Celery stalk and leaves
-Large onion roughly cut
-large carrot roughly cut
-tbsp red curry paste
-handful of mint
Heat on high until the head breaks down then add 1 lemon cut into quarters and simmer for 1hr.
Sieve and cool
-Sweat 1 onion and 1 leeks finely sliced in 50g butter and garlic
-Add 1 cup of stock and splash of white wine and reduce
-Add another cup of stock and reduce
-Blitz into liquid
-Add 2 more cups of stock
-Add cup of sweet corn
-Add half cup parsley
-Simmer then add cream and flaked smoked bluenose and diced fresh hapuku