fish and pattypan pilaf

fish and pattypan pilaf

fish and pattypan pilaf

Prepare this fish and pattypan pilaf for a special family dinner.

  • 45 mins
  • 4-6
  • Easy


  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 5cm piece ginger, finely grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 8ml ground cumin
  • 8ml ground coriander
  • 30ml olive or avocado oil
  • 350g pattypans, quartered
  • 375ml Spekko India Gate Basmati Rice, rinsed
  • 500ml fish stock
  • 500g skinless and boneless fish fillets
  • 50g flaked almonds, toasted
  • handful coriander, chopped
  • plain yoghurt, to serve
  • lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Mix together the onions, ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander and oil in an ovenproof dish.
  2. Add the pattypans, rice and stock. Place the fish on top, season and cover. Bake for about 30 minutes or until cooked. Leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Flake the fish and mix the almonds and coriander through. Serve with yoghurt and lemon wedges.

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