Pan Fried Gurnard with Linguine in a Hummus and Dill Sauce

10 min


10 min

This spring dish is elegant and delicious. Feel free to experiment with your vegetables, asparagus would work exceptionally well with the nutty hummus.


  • 500g Pasta Vera Linguine
  • Drizzle olive oil
  • Small knob butter
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • Handful fresh dill, finely chopped (stems too)
  • 200g Pasta Vera hummus
  • 200ml warm stock (chicken or vegetable)
  • 30g fresh spinach / silverbeet, chopped
  • 4 gurnard fillets (120g each)
  • Zest half a lemon
  • Fresh parmesan, garnish


  1. Fill a saucepan of water, season generously with salt. Bring to a boil.  Gently tumble in your linguine.  Cook as directed on the packet.
  2. Drizzle oil and add butter to a pan, when sizzling sprinkle in the shallots, cook for 2 – 3 minutes then add the chopped stems ONLY.
  3. Cook until soft, fragrant and gorgeous. Stir in the hummus and stock.  Taste and season.
  4. Add chopped spinach. Stir for a further 2 minutes.
  5. In a separate pan, add a drizzle of oil and pan fry your gurnard (white fish) fillets, until both sides are golden.  Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  6. Add drained pasta to the sauce.  Sprinkle in the chopped dill leaves and lemon zest.


Serve: Top with the crispy sage leaves and because this is a gloriously saucy sauce with wedges of warm fresh bread.

Jax Says : Plant based dishes, use vegetable stock and top with pan fried tofu,  asparagus or simply as is.

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