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Grilled Rudderfish with Maltese Sauce

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Category: Fish

 Ingredients List

  • Stephen Ceideburg
  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 1 lg Chopped onion
  • 4 Cloves garlic, chopped
  • 400 g Peeled tomatoes with juice
  • 1 tb Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tb Capers
  • 1 sm Lemon, zest only
  • 1 tb Finely chopped fresh mint
  • 4 Serving size pieces
  • -rudderfish


Good capers are essential to this dish. If possible, visit a deli whose
owners are of Mediterranean extraction and buy bulk capers which have been
packed in salt. Rinse them to remove the salt before using. If you have to
use the more readily available capers bottled in a vinegar solution, blot
them dry of vinegar before using.

In a tablespoon of olive oil. gently fry a large onion, chopped. until
transparent. Add 4 cloves of garlic, crushed or finely chopped, and cook
for a minute or so longer, then add a 400 g tin of peeled tomatoes.
chopped, together with their juice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and salt and
pepper to taste. Simmer for about 20 minutes, then add 2 heaped tablespoons
of capers, the zest of a small lemon and a tablespoon of finely chopped
fresh mint. Simmer again until the sauce is thick. Meanwhile heat the grill
to very hot, dip 4 serving-size pieces of rudderfish in olive oil and put
them under the grill for 3-5 minutes, turning once if using a conventional
grill. You may not need to turn the fish at all if you have a fan assisted

Spoon the sauce onto warmed plates, add the fish and serve, preferably with
good bread to ensure no sauce is wasted.

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