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Pan Seared Kingfish with Cherry Tomatoes & Capers

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  • 1 South Australian Yellowtail Kingfish loin, skin off
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tsp capers, roughly chopped
  • ½ bunch dill stalks, chopped
  • ¼ bunch dill, picked and washed
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 100ml olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. While heating, season the Kingfish loin with salt.
  2. Gently add the Kingfish loin to the pan and sear for 3 minutes on each side. If you are using smaller portions of Kingfish than a full loin, cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Add the capers and dill stalks to the pan and allow to cook for a minute, stirring occasionally. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook until softened.
  4. Once the tomatoes are cooked through, gently add the lemon juice to the pan. This should be about 2-3 minutes, which means the total cook time of the Kingfish loin is 8-9 minutes.
  5. Remove the Kingfish from the pan, and spoon the tomatoes and capers, and olive oil over the Kingfish.
  6. Season with additional salt and pepper, and garnish with dill.

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