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Grilled Fish with Sage and Romesco Sauce

Updated: Feb 8

Sure to be the talking point of any dinner party, this grilled fish with sage and romesco sauce is perfect for a house full of friends and family. Hygge is all about filling your home with loved ones and the tastes and smells of wonderful, healthy food. The rich flavours of this dish, especially the Romesco sauce make this dish perfect for a dinner party on a cold winters night.


  • 4 fillets of flathead or other firm fish of your choice 1⁄3 cup plain flour, sifted

  • Sea salt

  • Olive oil

  • 20 g unsalted butter

  • 1⁄4 cup fresh sage leaves

  • Plain flour, for dusting fish

  • 1 quantity of Romesco sauce 


Step One: Preheat the grill or oven to 180°C. Place flour and a good pinch of sea salt on a plate and use to lightly dust the fish.

Step Two: Place an oven-proof frying pan over medium heat. Add a splash of oil along with the butter.

Step Three: When the butter has only just melted, add the fish and cook until golden on both sides before placing it under the grill or in the oven for 4 minutes or until cooked through. Halfway through this cooking time, add the whole sage leaves to the fish dish and allow them to sizzle in the pan.

Step Four: While the fish is under the grill, gently warm the romesco sauce.

Step Five: Serve the fish topped with warm romesco sauce and burnt sage leaves.

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