Cabbage and Fennel Fish

Prep: 20min

Cook: 20min

Total: 40min

Yield: 2 servings

Dish: New Zealand Original

Cuisine: New Zealand


  • 1 Cabbage (red or white)
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 favourite white fish
  • 1-2 eggs for the batter
  • Flour for the batter (Hint – gluten-free flour makes lovely light batter)
  • 1 tsp fresh crushed ginger and garlic


  1. Prepare Cabbage by slicing into 1-2 cm slices to make patties (across the crown) try your best to keep a whole round slice
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil & garlic in the frypan, fry each cabbage side for 30 sec.
  3. Prepare fennel by slicing like a lamb rack. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in the frypan with 1 tsp ginger and fry each side for 30 sec
  4. Batter fish with egg then flour and fry in a little olive oil until browned
  5. You’re done..!! Serve with a few chunky homemade wedges to the side.

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