Lemon cod with basil bean mash

Lemon cod with basil bean mash

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(63 ratings)

Prep: 8 mins Cook: 18 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A heart-healthy supper that makes the perfect midweek meal for two

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal372
  • fat15g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre6g
  • protein44g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 2 small bunches cherry tomatoes, on the vine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • chunks skinless cod or other white fish fillet
    Cod

    Cod

    kod

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

  • zest 1 lemon, plus juice of ½
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 240g pack frozen soya beans
    Soya beans

    Soya beans

    soi-yah beenz

    Soya beans and soy beans are exactly the same and the names are used interchangeably according…

  • 1 garlic clove
  • bunch basil, leaves and stalks separated
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 100ml chicken or vegetable stock

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.

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katycooks
30th Jun, 2017
5.05
I am giving this a 5 star rating for simplicity and flavour. However, I did make a few tweaks. Firstly, I used Basa fillets instead of cod. Much tastier fish and I think more sustainable in any case? Personally I would choose Basa over cod or haddock any day. And then for the bean mash, I used a tin of borlotti beans, heated them with the stock, some petit pois and the garlic, then added the fresh basil and just roughly crushed rather than reducing to a mash. The result was a really delicious dish that I will certainly make again. (I think you could use whatever beans you like or happen to have available for this.)
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mrsjroberts
25th Jan, 2017
5.05
The most delicious thing I have eaten in a long time! I did tweak a little by doubling the garlic & lemon juice but other than that it was just fabulous. So tasty and so healthy! Oh and Morrisons have just started selling frozen Edamame beans so even easier to find - I am going to stock up my freezer! Enjoy guys!
catie74
2nd Jul, 2016
I find cod quite bland so use haddock instead. A nice meal but needs extra seasoning - juice the whole lemon, 3 cloves of garlic. Also nice with butter bean mash
kookymooky
3rd Jan, 2016
I've made this a couple of times now and it never fails to satisfy. I do cheat a little though and add some oven chips which makes this a good hearty dinner. I've never found frozen soya beans but a tin of butter beans seem to work fine (have to remember to heat them up though!) Five stars.
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circe12
16th Jun, 2015
The flavours are delicate rather than strong, but the combination with the tomatoes is great. I did add three times as much garlic to the mash and perhaps a bit with the fish would be good too. The lemon zest was definitely good with it. Very pretty on the plate. The reason for tomatoes on the vine is to stop them rolling around your baking tray!
valor2010
3rd Jan, 2015
3.8
Good basic recipe, especially if you think you're not sure what to do with fish. Lots of variations are possible. I did cod, smashed up some boiled potatoes and used a size bigger in tomatoes as I think cherry would have virtually dissolved in the oven. Followed previous suggestions of putting a little balsamic and sugar on the tomatoes as well as oil, salt and pepper. Didn't bother with lemon rind or garlic but would probably use garlic next time. Poured all juices over the meal. Easy and tasty!
rachchapman
14th Oct, 2014
5.05
Didn't have the soya beans so I added the garlic and lemon juice to the fish as it was roasting and then had it with normal mash. Lovely!
mirfos
5th Sep, 2014
0.05
Very bland, the texture of the soya bean 'mash' with the fish was not satisfying.
reevey
8th May, 2014
2.55
Disappointing outcome despite the ingredients. I found the fish bland despite the non zest and seasoning and the same went for the mash. I used a whole packet of basil with the soya beans and the rest of the ingredients but it lacked depth. Honestly I wouldn't repeat the meal
SophieB1402
7th Feb, 2014
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.

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jitkajudy
22nd Sep, 2013
I use fresh runner beans, which I steam to a light crunch and then put in the food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Absolutely amazing! Can put this sauce on chicken or steak, always good!