Lemon cod with basil bean mash

Lemon cod with basil bean mash

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Cooking time

Prep: 8 mins Cook: 18 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A heart-healthy supper that makes the perfect midweek meal for two

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
372
protein
44g
carbs
17g
fat
15g
saturates
3g
fibre
6g
sugar
3g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 2 small bunches cherry tomatoes, on the vine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • chunks skinless cod or other white fish fillet
  • zest 1 lemon, plus juice of ½
  • 240g pack frozen soya beans
  • 1 garlic clove
  • bunch basil, leaves and stalks separated
  • 100ml chicken or vegetable stock

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the tomatoes onto a baking tray, rub with a little oil and some seasoning, then roast for 5 mins until the skins are starting to split. Add the fish to the tray, top with most of the lemon zest and some more seasoning, then drizzle with a little more oil. Roast for 8-10 mins until the fish flakes easily.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the beans in a pan of boiling water for 3 mins until just tender. Drain, then tip into a food processor with the rest of the oil, garlic, basil stalks, lemon juice and stock, then pulse to a thick, slightly rough purée. Season to taste.
  3. Divide the tomatoes and mash between two plates, top with the cod, then scatter with basil leaves and the remaining lemon zest to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2008

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SophieB1402's picture

Made this for an easy Friday night dinner and thought it was fab! I roasted the garlic first, used less stock and added extra lemon juice and basil leaves to the mash. Served with a sweet jacket potato and tenderstem broccoli which both complimented the dish really well and made it a more substantial meal. Would definitely make again.

stroudg1's picture

Made this last night and found it surprisingly bland - ended up adding extra lemon juice, white wine and some parmesan to the mash - the fish I thought was quite tasteless too - I took on the tip of roasting the tomatoes with some sugar and balsamic and that did add some extra taste thankfully. I would definitely do the mash again but possibly with a tastier fish or meat.

kitchenmama's picture

Amazing tasty meal which I have done many times for supper and even for a Friday night dinner party. It is filling enough just with the mash but if you want to go overboard add a stack of chunky chips on the side......oven chips of course midweek ! It is really healthy too!

sharangoose's picture
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Used a mixture of plum and cherry toms. On the advice and comments re garlic and lemon juice i used all the beans (500g) but same amount of garlic and lemon. Roasted toms for same amount of time as the fish. Also served with some jacket sweet potato. It all went well together and my guest was impressed. Will def be making this again.

angeladhart's picture
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This was far too lemony for me.

lumene's picture
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I just made this for lunch for my friends and it was very much liked. It's an excellent dish for weekend lunches as it's light, tasty and leaves enough space for dessert :)

hellethusing's picture
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Great taste and easy to make - love the soy bean paste (good for meatfree proteins).

dishymummy's picture
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Bursting with delicious flavours! I took on board some of the comments and roasted some garlic with the tomatoes which I sprinkled with a pinch of sugar and some balsamic vinegar. I also spread some wholegrain mustard on top of the cod before baking.
I used broad beans for the mash but next time would use less stock as it was the consistency of baby food! My husband did ask "what's for the main course?" but it was surprisingly filling and I will definitely make this again.

sam_marshallsay's picture
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Great recipe! I used butter beans instead of soya beans as I couldn't find them in the supermarket, and I added basil leaves as well as the stalks in the mash and it was beautiful and fresh with the lemon too. Definitely recommend this recipe and I'll be cooking it again soon!!

pippidoodle's picture
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This was absolutely delicious. The flavours complimented each other so well. A huge hit with my other half, who is a bit hard to please, so a winner for me. It just took a bit longer to cook the soya beans to 'just tender', 8 minutes. But still gave it a 5. Wonderful!

fedoralovesfood's picture
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Lovely creation by using an alternative mash like soy beans! Didn't know that it could rival the taste of classic potato mash! And the lovely twang of lemon zest & juice add excitement to the taste. Simply delicious and easy ~ great for quick suppers with family.

jitkajudy's picture

This is amazing! the very first thing from GoodFood that I tried and I loved it so much! as well as my very picky husband! its a must do!!!

kateindublin's picture
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Beautiful. Used Seabass as Cod was too pricey but itvwas heavenly. Couldn't find soya beans so used butter beans instead. Thus got a big thumbs up from himself who is not one for venturing outside of the mashed potato zone :) Definitely will make again.

yvonnelove's picture
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I used broad beans which worked well but there was too much lemon for my liking so next time I will use less. Fish was absolutely gorgeous.

lucycarter95's picture
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I couldn't find soya beans (went to 3 supermarkets with no luck) so I substituted butter beans instead, which were delicious. It was very garlicky but I like garlic so not a problem for me. I also didn't bother seperating the stalks/leaves and just chucked it all in! Found the lemon rind on top of the cod very bitter - I ended up scraping it off and if I did this recipe again I might just cook it in a foil parcel with a bit of lemon juice and roast the tomatoes seperately.

lacath's picture
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Absolutely delicious. In less than 30 min ! I used frozen fava beans instead of soy beans. I added 8 small and thin shiitak withe the tomatoes. The fish was very thick, so I baked it 10 minutes and I was afraid it would not be cooked through, but it was just prefect. Not undercooked, not overcooked, just perfect.
I will definitely do it again !

nbennett's picture
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Super quick, super easy and super delicious. Great week night meal and very healthy. I forgot to add the lemon juice to the mash but it still tasted great.

spcottrell's picture
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I roasted plum tomatoes for 40 mins at 180 fan with 2:1 olive oil:balsamic vinegar and a teeny sprinkling of caster sugar. Cooked the oiled & seasoned cod without lemon zest for 8 mins on its own and it was perfectly cooked and didn't 'leak'. Bean mash was delicious and the whole thing with the tomatoey juices was just great. Lots of yums and mmmms. Couldn't fault it - 5*

Crumbortwo's picture
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The flavours worked well but overall, I felt this dish was somewhat bland. The basil bean mash was particularly bland despite adding lots of seasoning. I would not cook this again.

angwatt's picture
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The soya bean mash was a bit bland and needed extra lemon, basil, garlic and seasoning to help. It tasted quite nice when eaten with the cod and but lacked flavour by itself. A nice enough meal but I wouldn't rush to make it again. Also definitely need some veg or potatoes with this, not enough with just the soya bean mash and cod.

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