Speedy fish supper

Speedy fish supper

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Ready in 10-15 mins


Serves 2
There's no need for cooking fish to be a chore - this dish will be before you in 10 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal523
  • fat30g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein48g
  • salt2g
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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
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 handfuls parsley leaves, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 100g piece chorizo, chopped into small chunks



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 2 skinless white fish fillets (about 175g/6oz each)


  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.

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dave6376's picture
27th Oct, 2015
Yuk. A waste of good ingredients
kathryndonna's picture
28th Dec, 2013
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.
25th Nov, 2012
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.
30th Jun, 2011
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 Delicious!
28th Oct, 2010
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
28th Feb, 2008
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.
21st Jan, 2008
Is there a way to do it without a microwave? as I dont own one!
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