- 100g/ 4oz Puy lentils
The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…
- 1 celery stick, finely chopped
A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…
- 300ml/ ½ pint vegetable stock
- 1 rounded tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
- 2 tbsp chopped dill
- zest ½ lemon
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- 2 x 100g/4oz smoked haddock fillets
- 50g/ 2oz baby spinach leaves
Tip the lentils into a pan with the onion, carrot and celery. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil. Give it a stir, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 mins, until the lentils are tender.
Mix together the crème fraîche, half the dill and the lemon zest, adding a little seasoning. Put the fish in a shallow dish with a splash of water and cover with cling film. Microwave on Medium for 4-6 mins until the fish flakes easily.
When the lentils are cooked, stir in the spinach until the leaves are barely wilted, then stir in the crème fraîche mixture. Divide between 2 warmed plates and top with the haddock. Scatter over the remaining dill and serve.