- 1 lemon
- 4 thyme sprigs
- 4 ripe medium tomatoes
- 2 tbsp packed fresh dill leaves, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 4 pieces skinless Cape whiting (100g each)
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- ½ English cucumber, finely chopped
- 1 red apple, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
- Preheat oven to 200°C.
- With a vegetable peeler, remove 1 strip peel from lemon. Place in a food processor along with thyme sprigs and 3 tomatoes. Pulse until almost puréed. Pour mixture into a medium-mesh strainer set over a large bowl; let stand.
- Into a small bowl, from lemon, grate remaining peel and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice. Stir in dill, oil and half of parsley. Let stand.
- Cook quinoa as label instructs. Stir in remaining parsley.
- Place Cape whiting in a small baking pan; sprinkle with ⅛ teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper. Fill pan with hot water to come one-third of the way up sides of fish. Roast for 10 to 12 minutes or until whiting just turns opaque throughout.
- Meanwhile, finely chop remaining tomato. Place in a medium bowl along with cucumber, apple, capers, lemon-oil mixture and ⅛ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir until well mixed. With a rubber spatula, press down tomato-thyme mixture in strainer to extract liquid. Divide liquid and quinoa among 4 plates. With a slotted spatula, remove fish from water; place on top of quinoa. Top with cucumber mixture.
Each Serving About 1 780kJ, 38g protein, 38g carbohydrate, 13g total fat (1g saturated), 6g fibre, 54mg cholesterol