Healthy baked red snapper with mushroom and chili – packed full of fish oil and omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals

 

Method

1.Soak dried shiitake mushrooms in a bowl of water to rehydrate them. Once they are sufficiently soft, trim the stalks of the shiitake mushrooms and cut them into thin slices.

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2.To preheat the microwave oven for grilling, press DOUBLE GRILL/GRILL once to select Double Grill. Turn the dial to set the cooking time at 10 minutes. Cut slits into the sides of the fish with a sharp knife and season it with salt, pepper and sugar, rubbing the seasoning into the slits. This helps to better season the fish and lets it cook more evenly.

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3.Place fish on the tray together with the lemons, limes, shiitake mushrooms and chilli.

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4.Place the fish in in the preheated microwave oven and reset the cooking time to 20 minutes. Test the fish by inserting a skewer. It should be able to slip in and out easily. Garnish with coriander and spring onions.

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tip : You can use any firm white fish instead of snapper for this dish. A whole fish is recommended over fillets because the latter is easy to overcook.

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Ingredients

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  • 100g Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Whole Snapper 2 (about 500g each)
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, chopped
  • Salt, Sugar and Pepper ( to taste )
  • Lemon, wedged
  • 5 Lime, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp Red Chilli, chopped
  • Coriander for garnish
  • Spring Onions, chopped for garnish