Henschke is a name synonymous with phenomenal wine, and Ferguson Australia are renowned for amazing seafood. So what a perfect pair… They have come together to give us this delicious recipe just in time for Easter…
Pancetta and Herb Whiting
Serving size: Serves 4
Cooking time: Less than 60 minutes
8 King George Whiting fillets
½ cup chopped mixed herbs (basil, parsley, mint)
1 tablespoon capers, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
16 slices pancetta
500g potatoes, chopped into 2cm chunks
1 tablespoon lemon juice, extra
steamed green beans or salad, to serve
Preheat oven to 160°C (180°C fan-forced).
Brush one side of each whiting fillet with combined herbs, capers, zest, juice, oil and salt and pepper and place
another fillet on top to sandwich the filling. Wrap fillets in 2 slices of pancetta and arrange in a baking dish. Drizzlewith any remaining herb oil.
Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes or until just cooked through.
Meanwhile, boil potatoes in salted water until just tender. Drain and return to same saucepan that they cooked in.
Place over high heat and add butter and extra lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cook, shaking the pan occasionally until potatoes start to crisp up and have absorbed the lemon juice and butter.
Serve whiting with any pan juices poured over them, crisped
Pair with Henschke’s 2014 Eleanor’s Cottage Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (RRP $20).
You can also get your hands on a wonderful cod fritter recipe that matches perfectly with this wine here.