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Seared Branzino with Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
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23 INGREDIENTS • 18 STEPS • 45MINS

Seared Branzino with Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

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"This preparation is wonderfully simple and features a combination of fresh herbs and of course, lemons. In this dish, the flavors of fresh herbs and lemon perfectly compliment the earthy roasted cauliflower and the sweetness of the fresh peas." - Michael Psilakis
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"This preparation is wonderfully simple and features a combination of fresh herbs and of course, lemons. In this dish, the flavors of fresh herbs and lemon perfectly compliment the earthy roasted cauliflower and the sweetness of the fresh peas." - Michael Psilakis
45MINS
Total Time
$7.26
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Dressing
Fresh Oregano
1/2 Tbsp
Fresh Oregano
Dijon Mustard
1 pckg
Dijon Mustard
Olive Oil
1/4 cup
Salt
1/4 tsp
Lemon
1
Lemon, juiced
Fish
Branzino Fillet
2
Branzino Fillets
Olive Oil
1 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil
as needed
Vegetable Oil
for cooking
Salt
1/2 tsp
Cauliflower
Garlic
10 cloves
Fresh Thyme
1/2 Tbsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Green Peas
1/4 cup
Water
4 1/4 cups
Water
divided
Garlic Oil
2 Tbsp
Garlic Oil
Olive Oil
1 tsp
Garnish
Fresh Mint
1/2 Tbsp
Fresh Mint, roughly chopped
Fresh Dill
1 Tbsp
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
1081
Fat
60.8 g
Protein
20.5 g
Carbs
62.4 g
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step 1
To create the lemon vinaigrette, combine Lemon (1), Dijon Mustard (1 pckg), Fresh Oregano (1/2 Tbsp), Salt (1/4 tsp), and Ground Black Pepper (to taste), slowly whisk in Olive Oil (1/4 cup). Set aside.
step 2
Prepare the garnish, remove the stems from the Fresh Parsley (1 Tbsp), Fresh Mint (1/2 Tbsp), Fresh Dill (1 Tbsp) leaves and discard the stems. Rough chop the herbs and hold for plating.
step 3
Pat dry the Branzino Fillets (2) with paper towels. Rub both sides of the fish with Vegetable Oil (as needed) and season with Salt (1/2 tsp) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste).
step 3 Pat dry the Branzino Fillets (2) with paper towels. Rub both sides of the fish with Vegetable Oil (as needed) and season with Salt (1/2 tsp) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste).
step 4
Heat the Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) in a medium sauté pan over medium- high heat and when hot add the fish skin side down and sear for 3 minutes.
step 4 Heat the Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) in a medium sauté pan over medium- high heat and when hot add the fish skin side down and sear for 3 minutes.
step 5
Turn the fish over and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from pan and keep warm for plating.
step 6
Drizzle the lemon vinaigrette over the fish, season with a pinch of salt. Sprinkle some garnish.
step 6 Drizzle the lemon vinaigrette over the fish, season with a pinch of salt. Sprinkle some garnish.
step 7
Heat Water (4 cups) and 1 teaspoon Salt (to taste) in a medium pot.
step 8
In a small pot over low heat add Olive Oil (1 tsp), 7 cloves of Garlic (7 cloves), and Fresh Thyme (1/2 Tbsp). Cook for 20 minutes until the garlic cloves are fork tender. Remove the garlic cloves from the pot and transfer to a small bowl.
step 9
Use a spoon to smash the garlic until it has a smooth paste consistency. Set aside.
step 10
When the water comes to a boil, add the Cauliflower Florets (3 cups) and blanch for 5 minutes. Strain and gently rinse with cold water in a colander; hold.
step 11
Juice the Lemon (1) into a second small bowl and discard seeds; set aside. Remove the stems from the Fresh Mint Leaves (1/2 Tbsp) and discard stems. Rough chop the mint leaves; set aside.
step 12
Cut the remaining 3 cloves of Garlic (3 cloves) into 1/4 inch slices and set aside.
step 13
Heat Garlic Oil (2 Tbsp) in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add the cauliflower and sear the florets until they are just golden.
step 14
Add the sliced garlic, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/4 tsp), and season with a pinch of each of Salt and Ground Black Pepper (to taste).
step 15
Stir to incorporate all ingredients and sauté for minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
step 16
Add the Green Peas (1/4 cup) and the mint and toss to coat. Add the lemon juice and Water (1/4 cup) and cook for 4 minutes until the liquid is slightly reduced.
step 17
Stir in the garlic puree and cook while gently stirring for 1 minute more until everything is well coated.
step 18
Serve the Garlic Roasted Cauliflower with peas and mint divided equally among 2 plates or place on a platter to serve family style.
step 18 Serve the Garlic Roasted Cauliflower with peas and mint divided equally among 2 plates or place on a platter to serve family style.
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Dairy-Free
American
Gluten-Free
Lunch
Date Night
Shellfish-Free
Greek
Quick & Easy
Seafood
Mediterranean
Side Dish
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