A dish from MasterChef’s Liam Rogers

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MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Liam Rogers shares a dinner party favourite!

Liam says: “Throwing a dinner party or fancy something different for a Sunday lunch? I love to cook this dish for my friends and family-it’s a belter and really easy to do. Please tag me in your pictures @chef_liam_rogersss and happy cooking!”

Liam Rogers, MasterChef: The Professionals finalist

Roasted Halibut, Piquillo Pepper, Fennel, Black Olive and Courgette

Ingredients-serves four

4 x 150g piece of halibut

1 tin of Piquillo peppers

10g sherry vinegar


vegetable oil

4 fennel bulbs

4 courgettes

4 baby courgettes

100g black olives

2 lemons, zested

75g capers

200g shallots

300ml Pernod

250g butter, unsalted

Roasted Halibut, Piquillo Pepper, Fennel, Black Olive and Courgette

Roast the halibut fillets in a pan until golden, turn over and after 15 seconds remove from the pan and rest.

For the piquillo pepper purée, take a 415g tin of piquillo peppers and roast in a pan until the moisture is cooked off. Blend with 10g sherry vinegar and a pinch of salt.

Prep one fennel bulb into quarters and slowly simmer in a pan of salted water until soft for approx 12 minutes. Remove and roast in the oven on one side of the fennel for 15 minutes.

Slice the courgette into small pieces and roast in a pan with a pinch of salt until the moisture has been cooked off, which will take around 20 minutes, then blend until smooth.


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