Twins Take On… Good Friday Fish Feast

Good Friday Fish Feast

This recipe is a family favourite, and it’s all about making the fish the star of the meal. A delicate poach in olive oil cooks the fish to perfection!!! This easy recipe is a beautiful feast that can be served on any occasion but is perfect for the feast of Good Friday.

Serves 4


  • 600g Passata
  • 4 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 60g coarsely chopped black olives
  • 2 tsp coarsely chopped Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Peperoncino chilli flakes
  • 4 200g skinless, Halibut fillets or other firm fish such as Cod
  • Coarsely chopped Parsley, for garnish
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Grated Lemon zest


In a large, deep nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. When oil is hot, add onions. Cook, stirring, about 3-4 minutes or until soft and tender. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in olives, rosemary, garlic and peperoncino chilli flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes to develop flavour. Add the passata and lemon zest and season with salt and pepper, stir well. Remove from heat.

In a large deep skillet, pour olive oil to cover bottom of skillet and about 1/2 inch up the sides of the skillet or equal to the same thickness of the fish fillets. Heat oil over medium-low heat until oil is warm. Season fish fillets with salt and pepper, to taste, on both sides. Gently place fish fillets in a single layer in the skillet. Poach fish fillets until they turn white, about 8-10 minutes. Flip fish, continue poaching, until fish is completely cooked through and flakes easily, about 3-4 minutes longer.

To serve, spoon tomato sauce onto bottom of a large serving platter. Place fish over tomato sauce; top with extra olives and garnish with parsley,  finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Serve immediately. Buon Appetito…


Love The Alberti Twins xxxx



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