Snapper with Jerusalem Artichoke Mash and Truffle and Porcini Butter

Preparation time 15 minutes plus cooking | Serves 4



  • 4 snapper fillets or substitute another white fish fillet
  • 4 Desiree potatoes and approximately equal quantity Jerusalem artichokes, washed
  • 2 spring onions finely chopped
  • 30g butter
  • 180ml full cream milk
  • 60g approx Wiffens Porcini and Truffle Butter



  1. Place potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes in a large saucepan of cold salted water, bring to a slow boil, remove Jerusalem artichokes as they become tender then remove potatoes. Drain water then return artichokes to the pan and cook over low heat for a couple of minutes to evaporate excess moisture.

    Put artichokes and potatoes through a potato ricer or peel and mash.

  2. Heat milk and spring onion in a small saucepan  or the microwave until it reaches boiling point. Add milk and butter to mash and mix, season to taste.

  3. Heat oil in a pan over high heat add fish fillets and cook until  the flesh seperates when a fork is applied then remove from heat and place a generous round of truffle butter over each fillet and allow to rest.

  4. Add mash to plate top with fish, spreading buttery juices over and serve with green beans.



  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.