Speedy fish supper

Speedy fish supper

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Cooking time

Ready in 10-15 mins

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Serves 2

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  • 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp lemon-infused olive oil or 3 tbsp olive oil mixed with a little lemon juice
  • 2 handfuls parsley leaves, roughly chopped
  • 100g piece chorizo, chopped into small chunks
  • 2 skinless white fish fillets (about 175g/6oz each)

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  1. Tip butter beans into a shallow microwave dish. Stir in half the lemon oil, half the parsley and all the chorizo. Top with the cod fillets and the remaining oil. Cover the dish with cling film and pierce it a few times. Microwave on High for 4-5 mins, until the fish looks opaque and flakes easily.
  2. Remove the fish from the dish. Stir together beans and chorizo and spoon onto plates. Top the beans with the fish and scatter with remaining parsley.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2005

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dave6376's picture
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Horrible. A waste of good ingredients which simply don't go together,

kathryndonna's picture

This needs something else to hold it together. A finely chopped onion and tin of tomatoes to simmer the other ingredients in won't add much to the time and produce a much nicer finished dish. Also, cooking the whole thing in a saute or frying pan will cook it much better and still get it on the table in 1/2 hour.

eleanormayo's picture
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Great dish! I also didn't do it in the microwave, instead doing the chorizo and some shallots in a saute pan before adding the butterbeans, parsley and some stock. I then cooked the fish on top of the beans etc and served with crusty bread to mop up all the yummy juices.

brownclaire75's picture

Changed this to

fry chorizo
Add tin chopped toms
Add lemon juice, parsley,olives,capers,pepper,butter beans
Place fish on top
Cook for 20 mins
Serve with crusty bread


hirundine3's picture

You can do this in a deep fry pan or Wok as long as you give the fish a bit longer to cook. Maybe 15-20 mins. I also do the same recipe using chicken fillets and Berlotti beans. This takes 40 mins or so though but is just as yummy

litjens's picture
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Not too bad a meal, I used undyed smoked haddock from M&S which was really nice but I found the butter beans a little dry. The chorizo we got from Sainsbury's, which was thinly sliced spanish chorizo and delicious.

feglet98's picture

Is there a way to do it without a microwave? as I dont own one!