Baked hake, cauliflower, almond, harissa and orange dressing
Baked hake, roasted cauliflower, harissa buttermilk dressing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw
- Serves: 4
- Cooking Time: 45 mins
- Course: Main Course
- Cuisine: Irish
- 1 cauliflower
- 6tbs olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 250ml buttermilk
- 1tbs harissa paste
- Juice and zest of one orange
- ½tsp smoked paprika
- 800g fillet of hake, skinned and boned
- 2tbs flaked almonds
- Fresh mint leaves
1 Set the oven to 185 degrees.
2 Trim the cauliflower, keeping some of the stalks to roast as well, then cut into 2cm steaks. Put the cauliflower flat on a large roasting tray with some of the leaves interspersed. Drizzle with two-thirds of the oil, season and turn to coat. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
3 Meanwhile, whisk together the buttermilk, harissa, orange juice and zest, and smoked paprika.
4 Remove the tray from the oven, then lay the fish on top of the cauliflower.
5 Spoon the dressing over the fish along with the remaining olive oil and season. Scatter over the almonds, then put back in the oven for 15 minutes. It might be a little longer, depending on the thickness of the fish – don’t be afraid to peek into the flesh if you’re unsure.
6 Spoon on to warm plates with a scattering of torn mint on top.