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Fish with Fennel and Asparagus


    The flavours of the vegetables and fruit mingle to create a layer of loveliness.


    1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly
    680 g white fish fillets, cut into 4 equal portions
    1/4 tsp (1 ml) cayenne pepper
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed and sliced into 5 cm pieces
    2 oranges 1 1/2 Tbsp (30 ml) capers (optional)

    Preheat oven to 200 C.

    Set aside fennel fronds for garnish. Divide fennel among 4 pieces of baking paper. Rinse fish; pat dry and season with cayenne, salt and pepper. Place fish on top of fennel slices.

    Divide asparagus pieces among baking paper packets. Peel 1 orange and place segments over fish and asparagus. Squeeze juice from second orange over packet contents. Top with capers if using. Shut packets; cook for 20 minutes and let rest 5 minutes before slicing open. Garnish with fennel fronds. Serves 4.

    Each serving co ntains: 963 kilojoules; 38 g protein; 3 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 15 g carbohydrates; 5 g fibre; 247 mg salt

    source: "It's a Wrap", alive Australia #11, autumn 2012


    Fish with Fennel and Asparagus




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