Garfish fillets with leek and garlic sauce

ServesServes 6
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  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 large leeks, outer layer removed
  • 10 spring onions, outer layer removed
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 25g butter
  • 250ml fish stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 fillets garfish
  • olive oil and butter for cooking


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Finely slice the garlic and leeks
  3. Slice the spring onion on a diagonal, to give you long oval pieces
  4. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat
  5. Add garlic and leeks and sauté for 4-5 minutes until soft
  6. Stir in green onions and stock
  7. Simmer until stock is reduced by half, stirring occasionally
  8. Season with salt and pepper
  9. Season the garfish fillets with salt and pepper
  10. Roll each fillet into coils and seal with toothpicks
  11. Place a thin layer of olive oil in the bottom of a baking dish
  12. This is a job worth sharing with the kids; they will love rolling the garfish into little snakes
  13. Place the garfish into the dish and top each one with a knob of butter
  14. Place in the oven and bake until cooked, about 4-5 minutes
  15. Serve the fish with the leek and garlic sauce and steamed rice that has been tossed with some melted butter and chopped parsley

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