Cod with lemon and butter bean mash in bowl

Cod with butter bean colcannon

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2

Whip up a budget-friendly fish dinner with creamy butter bean colcannon. It's the perfect midweek meal for two and ready in just 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal646
  • fat41g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre11g
  • protein43g
  • salt1.9g
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  • 2 skinless cod fillets
  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 6 thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • ½ lemon, sliced



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

  • 77g pack smoked diced pancetta



    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • ½ small Savoy cabbage, finely shredded
  • 400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 50ml single cream


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 8. Cut two squares of baking parchment slightly bigger than the cod and place a fillet in the centre of each one. Divide 20g of the butter between the two fillets and top with a few thyme leaves and lemon slices. Season generously. Fold and scrunch the paper together to create two paper parcels. Put on a baking sheet and cook for 8-10 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a medium-sized frying pan over a high heat and fry the pancetta for a few mins until golden and crisp. Add the remaining butter and cabbage, then cook for 5 mins or until the cabbage has softened. In a small saucepan over a low heat, lightly mash the butter beans with a potato masher, then mix the beans through the buttery cabbage and pancetta mixture. Stir through the cream to loosen and season generously. Serve the fish with the creamy colcannon.

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6th Jan, 2019
This was so good! I wasn't expecting it to be as nice as it was, quick but tastes great. Will definitely be making again, as its so quick it could easily be done mid-week after work.
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