Kingklip with a mushroom crust for Father’s day

15 Jun

Although I love kingklip, I do not buy it often since it is on SASSI’s orange list, meaning that the species are depleted, either due to over fishing or the way the fish has been caught. For more information about Kingklip on SASSI’s list, go here.

It used to be one of my most favourite orders in Restaurants and preferred fish for home cooking. Lately I only eat it on special occasions and Father’s day is such an occasion.

This dish tastes fabulous and is quick and easy to prepare!

Mushroom encrusted kingklip fillets recipe


2 x 300g Kingklip fillets

45ml butter

8 brown button mushrooms, chopped

10ml chopped chillies

45ml chopped chives

45ml dried breadcrumbs

grated rind of ½ lemon

freshly grounded black pepper

salt to taste

lemon wedges to serve


Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Heat 15ml of the butter in a pan on the stovetop and gently fry the mushrooms, chillies and chives for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and cool down a bit.

Place the mushroom mixture, with the breadcrumbs and rind into a food processor and season with salt and black pepper. Process until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

Place the fillets in an ungreased baking dish and top with the mushroom mixture.

Dot with the remaining butter, cover and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.

Serve with some lemon wedges and a side dish of your choice.

Kingklip recipe

19 Responses to “Kingklip with a mushroom crust for Father’s day”

  1. Roly June 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    mmmmmmmmm! Send me some 🙂

  2. thecompletecookbook June 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    🙂 Mandy

  3. Yvette June 16, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    That mushroom crush is looking unreal, and baked to perfection! x

  4. Tandy June 16, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    This is the one fish we never buy 🙂 enjoy the weekend Pink!

    • pinkpolkadotfood June 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      It is a really good fish, but only for special ocassions!

  5. thedrivencook June 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Ohhh, love the crust!

  6. adinparadise June 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    This looks and sounds sooo yummy. It’s s bit late for Father’s Day, as we’ve already eaten, but I shall copy the recipe for future use. Thanks very much. 😉 xxx

  7. Gobetween June 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Crust looks great, you should have a sample plate ready for when I visit your blog because I always leave feeling hungry 😉

  8. thehappyhugger June 18, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    It looks really delicious Pinky 🙂

  9. sybaritica June 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    I’ve never heard of Kingklip. does it have another name?


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