Although I love kingklip, I do not buy it often since it is on SASSI’s orange list, meaning that the species are depleted, either due to over fishing or the way the fish has been caught. For more information about Kingklip on SASSI’s list, go here.
It used to be one of my most favourite orders in Restaurants and preferred fish for home cooking. Lately I only eat it on special occasions and Father’s day is such an occasion.
This dish tastes fabulous and is quick and easy to prepare!
2 x 300g Kingklip fillets
8 brown button mushrooms, chopped
10ml chopped chillies
45ml chopped chives
45ml dried breadcrumbs
grated rind of ½ lemon
freshly grounded black pepper
salt to taste
lemon wedges to serve
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
Heat 15ml of the butter in a pan on the stovetop and gently fry the mushrooms, chillies and chives for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and cool down a bit.
Place the mushroom mixture, with the breadcrumbs and rind into a food processor and season with salt and black pepper. Process until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
Place the fillets in an ungreased baking dish and top with the mushroom mixture.
Dot with the remaining butter, cover and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
Serve with some lemon wedges and a side dish of your choice.