Cod with bacon, lettuce & peas

Cod with bacon, lettuce & peas

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 8 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A good source of folate and fibre, this healthy fish supper also contains two of your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal430
  • fat15g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre7g
  • protein42g
  • salt1.8g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 rashers rindless smoked streaky bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 long shallot or small onion, very finely sliced

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 x 140g/5oz thick skinless cod fillets

    Cod

    kod

    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

  • 140g frozen pea
  • 200ml chicken stock, fresh or made with ½ cube
  • 2 Little Gem lettuce, thickly shredded
  • 2 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
  • 2 thick slices crusty wholegrain bread, to serve

Method

  1. Heat the sunflower oil in a medium non-stick frying pan. Add the bacon, shallot or onion, and garlic. Cook gently, stirring, for 2 mins, then push to one side of the pan.

  2. Season the cod with ground black pepper. Fry in the pan for 2 mins, then turn over. Add the peas and stock, and bring to a simmer. Cook over a medium heat for a further 2 mins, then add the lettuce and crème fraîche. Cook for a couple mins more, stirring the vegetables occasionally, until the fish is just cooked and the lettuce has wilted. Serve with bread to mop up the broth.

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Comments (19)

wanton42's picture

This was great! As ever (sorry to be that person) failed to stick to the recipe; used pancetta not bacon, added grated courgette at the start and then a good splash of white wine (needed using...) which we simmered down before adding the cod. Just used simple chicken Oxo and no garlic or onion as I can't eat them but was yum! BF has asked for it tomorrow too and apparently it's 'the best thing I've ever cooked'. Which is a bit upsetting really......

lexy231282's picture
5

Made this for me and my husband tonight after work, it was delicious! I added some roasted butternut squash too and used double cream instead. It was really quick to make and really tasty. I think the stock you use is really important in this recipe else it probably would taste a little bland. Added some pepper too, will definitely be making again.

Lulunomnomnom's picture

I swapped low fat cream cheese for creme fraiche (as that's what I had in the fridge) and we thought it was delicious! Not at all bland really yummy

Michd71's picture
5

Tried this dish as a different way of serving fish. Husband wasn't sure about the warm lettuce but he certainly ate his words and cleared his plate ! A great recipe to keep in the folio. Pep it up with some of your own favourite herbs or spices

revkate's picture
1.25

Rather fed up to have spent quite a lot of money on this dish and to have come out with something quite bland (as others say, I now see) and uninteresting. Wont try it again.

victoria-nom's picture
4

I made this recipe for the first time and it was easy to make and very nice considering I don't usually eat healthy foods

emmaturnbull's picture
3

Won't be making this again. It was passable but the thin insipid sauce didn't do it any favours. There are much better low fat dishes around.

duttiep's picture
2

Yet another recipe where 'healthy' seems to be synonymous with 'bland'. Very dull dish. The only flavour came from the bacon. Will not be cooking again.

rsheldon's picture
5

Loved this. Lots of lettuce in the garden so I need lots of imaginative recipes.

piptrowles's picture

Added a squeeze of lemon juice at the end which really brought the dish alive!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
3

I found the sauce far too runny and one lettuce would have been sufficient. If I made again, I would try using 100ml of stock.

ginsterb's picture
5

Love this - so delicious, healthy and has become a favourite already.

satsumayum's picture
5

Really yummy dish and healthy at the same time. Was very quick to make and made an ideal mid-week dish. I left out the creme fraiche but I think perhaps you do need it to add that little bit of creamy-ness.

jordanali's picture
4

Easy, tasty, & healthy. Served with garlic toast. Hubby and 2 year old both loved it. Would make again.

jordanali's picture
4

Easy, tasty, & healthy. Served with garlic toast. Hubby and 2 year old both loved it. Would make again.

pennyk's picture
5

I don't usually like meals without bread, potatoes, etc. but this was the exception. I used pangasius fillet with only one head of lettuce, 100 gr of peas and some single cream that I had in the fridge. It was delicious, healthy and very quick. Will definately make it again.

foodteacher's picture
5

Really tasty. Used big chunky bits of cod, and some king prawns too.

lizzafezza's picture
4

Really quick and easy, great for mid week. Clean plates too from my 18 mth and 3 year old. Served with new potatoes.

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