Hapuka, clam & sea vegetable cazuela

Hapuka, clam & sea vegetable cazuela

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From
Cantina
Serves
6
Photographer
Chris Middleton

Sea vegetables are more readily available than you think! Most coastlines have wild edible sea succulents like karkalla, also known as beach bananas or pig face. Sea blight and samphire have a delicate marine flavour and are now available in specialty greengrocers or fish merchants. This hotpot is inspired by some rustic food I had in Mexico City. Here I’ve used clams for their juices and sea vegetables for their fresh taste.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
olive oil
1kg skinless, boneless hapuka, cod or grouper, cut into 75 g chunks
sea salt
300g small vongole-type clams
200ml fruity white wine
300g mixed sea vegetables, such as sea blight, karkalla, samphire, warrigal greens or other edible sea succulent
250g Mexican salsa verde
155g fresh peas, blanched
150g broad beans, blanched and skinned
1 lemon, juiced
50g unsalted butter

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Preheat a cazuela/ovenproof dish with a lid in the oven.
  3. Once the cazuela is hot, add a dash of oil. Season the fish with salt and add it to the cazuela.
  4. Bake the fish for 4 minutes. Turn the fish over, add the clams and pour in the wine. Cover and return to the oven for 2 minutes, until the clams open.
  5. Remove the fish and clams, place on a plate and set aside.
  6. Add the sea vegetables, salsa verde, peas, broad beans, lemon juice and butter and return to the oven to cook for a further 1–2 minutes, to make a light herbaceous sauce from the clam juices. Remove from the oven and whisk briefly to combine.
  7. Arrange the vegetables and sauce onto serving plates and spoon the fish and clams on top.
Tags:
Latin
Mexican
Mexico
Cantina
Paul Wilson
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