Harissa-crumbed fish with lentils, olives & peppers served on a plate

Harissa-crumbed fish with lentils & peppers

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

This smoky cod dish makes a great midweek meal – it's quick, low calorie and made in just one pan, which saves on washing up 

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal425
  • fat13g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre8g
  • protein38g
  • salt2g


  • 2 x 200g pouches cooked puy lentils
  • 200g jar roasted red peppers, drained and torn into chunks
  • 50g black olives, from a jar, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and cut into wedges



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

  • 3 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 4 x 140g cod fillets (or another white fish)
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp harissa



    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • ½ small pack flat-leaf parsley, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the lentils, peppers, olives, lemon zest, 2 tbsp oil and some seasoning in a roasting tin. Top with the fish fillets. Mix the breadcrumbs, harissa and the remaining oil and put a few spoonfuls on top of each piece of fish. Bake for 12-15 mins until the fish is cooked, the topping is crispy and the lentils are hot. Scatter with the parsley and squeeze over the lemon wedges.

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Frantic Flapjack
3rd Dec, 2018
We've had this twice now and it's really tasty and colourful. Didn't have any harissa so used red pesto instead. Was a very good alternative.
koolk_2009's picture
30th Nov, 2018
Lovely dish and really quick.
27th Nov, 2018
Easy and quick dinner that the kids loved. Definite keeper
pettle's picture
11th Nov, 2018
Made this for family meal. I roasted my own peppers as I didn't have jar and added some Parmesan cheese to the topping. Also used frozen bassa fillets from Iceland that kept the cost down.
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