Grilled vegetables and Hake

Grilled vegetables and Hake

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 3 medium zucchinis (baby marrows)
  • 2 eggplants
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red capsicum (bell pepper)
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 4 Hake fillets
  • 80g pitted olives
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ bunch basil



  1. Preheat a barbecue to medium–high.
  2. Cut zucchinis, eggplants and tomatoes in half lengthwise.
  3. Cut onion into 6 wedges.
  4. Cut capsicum in half, remove seeds, cut into 2cm-wide strips, then combine with other vegetables in a large bowl.
  5. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil. Strip leaves from 4 thyme sprigs into bowl, season with salt and pepper, then toss well to coat.
  6. Cook capsicum for 2 minutes each side or until tender and slightly charred.
  7. Cook remaining vegetables for 3 minutes each side, then transfer all vegetables to a chopping board.
  8. Place fish on a tray, drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil, then strip leaves from remaining thyme sprigs over fish.
  9. Cook fish for 2 minutes each side or until just cooked through. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, halve tomatoes, cut zucchinis and eggplants into 3cm pieces, then transfer all vegetables to a large bowl with olives.
  11. Drizzle with vinegar and remaining oil. Tear over basil leaves and toss gently to combine.
  12. Divide vegetables among plates and top with fish to serve.
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