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Moki Moki Moki!

So you might already know that my favourite fish is salmon. I adore white fish too, but white fish is white fish to me. Whether it’s $40 snapper, or $25 Tarakihi, or $10 Moki. I don’t have a preference, I’ll eat them all. Maybe this horrifies you. Maybe it doesn’t. What it does mean though, is that I will never pay $40 for snapper when a $10 Moki will do the job swimmingly.

Herb Encrusted Moki burgers

Serves 2 hungry punters for a big lunch or normal dinner

1 fillet firm white fish. About 10cm x 20cm size. About 400-500 grams (up to 1 pound)
Half a cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons dried herbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
Generous grind of black pepper
Knob of butter, melted
A handful of salad greens
2 slices of tomato
Fresh buns


  1. On a plate, mix breadcrumbs, herbs, salt and pepper.
  2. Cut the fillet into 2 square pieces.
  3. Brush melted butter onto fish and push onto breadcrumb mixture so that all sides are thickly coated.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a little more butter. Fry fish on both sides until a gorgeous colour materialises and the fish is just cooked through. I actually enjoy my fish a bit underdone, so that’s up to you.
  5. Assemble your burger. Go on, you don’t need instructions for that part do you?

Serve with potato salad.

Lemon and Caper Potato Salad

(to compliment a fish dish)

I enjoy making something a simple as a potato salad a bit different by using ingredients that I would usually pair with the main dish. Capers and lemon go great with fish!

3 medium potatoes
2 eggs
1 tablespoon capers
A handful of fresh mint, chopped.
A dollop of mayonnaise
Zest of 1 lemon
Salt & pepper


  1. Peel and cut potato into cubes.
  2. Boil for 15 minutes until just done. Drain and add cold water to prevent further cooking. Cool. Drain.
  3. Boil eggs for 10 minutes. Drain, cool in cold water to prevent further cooking.
  4. Peel eggs and cut into wedges.
  5. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix.
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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.

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