- 25g butter
Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…
- 4 sustainable cod fillets, about 100g/4oz each, skin on
A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…
For the peas
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 4 thick slices of back bacon, cut into matchsticks
Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…
- 300g shelled pea (fresh or frozen)
A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…
- 410g can lentil, drained and washed
The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…
- 2 lemons, 1 juiced, 1 quartered
Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…
- large handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…
To make the pea braise, heat half the olive oil in a shallow saucepan, then sizzle bacon for 5 mins until crisp. Turn the heat down, add the peas to the pan, then cover and braise for 8-10 mins until peas are tender (about 5 mins if you’re using frozen peas). Add the lentils to the peas and cook until heated, then remove from heat and dress with lemon juice, seasoning and a bit more olive oil, if necessary. Just before serving, stir through the mint.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a frying pan until frothy, then add the fish, skin-side down, and cook for 4 mins until the skin is crisp and the fish almost cooked. Flip the fillets over and cook for 1 min. Divide the peas between 4 plates and top with fish. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with a wedge of lemon.
Make pea salsaMaking a fresh pea salsa by mixing chopped tomatoes, cold cooked peas, chopped spring onion, olive oil and red wine vinegar together.
Healthy benefitsPeas are an excellent source of the stress-busting B vitamins. They also provide fibre and vitamin K, which is vital for bone density and strength.