Tender Wild Blackfish

If you haven't been able to tell, I am a huge fan of fennel. A common mistake that people make when cooking with fennel is discarding the fennel fronds. Use the fronds! They are spicy, robust, and crisp — perfect for flakey fish! Serves 2.

What You'll Need:

  • 12 oz market fresh wild blackfish
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 fennel fronds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or seafood stock
  • handful of parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch of market fresh kale
  • 1 bulb fennel, shaved


Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a medium-sized pan. Add the 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook until golden. Add the salt, pepper, fronds and stock. Bring to a light boil, then add the blackfish and cover. Cook 3-4 minutes per side. While the fish is cooking, sauté the remaining two cloves of garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan. Add the kale, fennel, and a little salt and cover, tossing every minute until kale is softened, about 5 minutes. Buon appetito! 

Alyssa D'Adamo