Cod with bacon, lettuce & peas

Cod with bacon, lettuce & peas

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 8 mins Cook: 12 mins


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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  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

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



    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



    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 lettuces, thickly shredded
  • 2 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
  • 2 thick slices crusty wholegrain bread, to serve


  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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29th May, 2019
Delicious, quick and easy!
7th Aug, 2016
I did alter it around ingredients I had in. Have a glut of green beans so added instead of peas. I also added some herbs and wine. It was such a hit and very easy. Will definitely be making again.
18th Jul, 2016
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......
12th Jul, 2016
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.
27th Aug, 2015
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
24th Sep, 2014
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
22nd May, 2014
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.
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10th Mar, 2013
I scaled the ingredients down from dinner for four, to dinner for one. i didn't just quarter everything though! For my full narrative and photo, see my blog
6th Mar, 2013
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
19th Sep, 2012
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.


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