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Baked Fish with Leeks & Fennel

Baked Fish with Leeks & Fennel

By: Lee Holmes

I love experimenting with a fast-friendly protein combined with different seasonal veggies, herbs and spices to make the perfect flavour combo. This tender baked fish is complemented beautifully by calming fennel, cleansing coriander and the sweetness of leeks.



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  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 4 x 120g thick white fish fillets (such as barramundi)
  • Celtic sea salt & freshly ground
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 400g fennel bulb, leaves reserved, trimmed & sliced
  • 3 leeks, white part only, sliced
  • 2 brown onions, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • Coriander leaves, to serve


  • Preheat oven to 180°C and line a roasting tin with baking paper.
  • Pour lemon juice over the fish fillets, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle over the cumin and the fennel seeds. Cover and refrigerate for 15–30 mins.
  • Put the fennel slices, leeks, onions and garlic in the prepared roasting tin. Drizzle over the olive oil, add the ground coriander and season with salt and pepper. Mix well, then bake for 25 mins, turning once.
  • Sit the fish on the vegetables and cook for a further 15 mins, or until the fish is cooked through. Serve topped with the coriander and fennel leaves.


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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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