- 25g butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 4 sustainable cod fillets, about 100g/4oz each, skin on
A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…
For the peas
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 4 thick slices of back bacon, cut into matchsticks
Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…
- 300g shelled pea (fresh or frozen)
A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…
- 410g can lentil, drained and washed
The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…
- 2 lemon, 1 juiced, 1 quartered
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- large handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…
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To make the pea braise, heat half the olive oil in a shallow saucepan, then sizzle bacon for 5 mins until crisp. Turn the heat down, add the peas to the pan, then cover and braise for 8-10 mins until peas are tender (about 5 mins if you’re using frozen peas). Add the lentils to the peas and cook until heated, then remove from heat and dress with lemon juice, seasoning and a bit more olive oil, if necessary. Just before serving, stir through the mint.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a frying pan until frothy, then add the fish, skin-side down, and cook for 4 mins until the skin is crisp and the fish almost cooked. Flip the fillets over and cook for 1 min. Divide the peas between 4 plates and top with fish. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with a wedge of lemon.
Make pea salsa
Making a fresh pea salsa by mixing chopped tomatoes, cold cooked peas, chopped spring onion, olive oil and red wine vinegar together.
Peas are an excellent source of the stress-busting B vitamins. They also provide fibre and vitamin K, which is vital for bone density and strength.