Lemon cod with basil bean mash

Lemon cod with basil bean mash

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(69 ratings)

Prep: 8 mins Cook: 18 mins


Serves 2

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

Nutrition and extra info


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



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

  • zest 1 lemon, plus juice of ½



    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



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

  • 100ml low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock


  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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18th May, 2012
The flavours worked well but overall, I felt this dish was somewhat bland. The basil bean mash was particularly bland despite adding lots of seasoning. I would not cook this again.
2nd May, 2012
The soya bean mash was a bit bland and needed extra lemon, basil, garlic and seasoning to help. It tasted quite nice when eaten with the cod and but lacked flavour by itself. A nice enough meal but I wouldn't rush to make it again. Also definitely need some veg or potatoes with this, not enough with just the soya bean mash and cod.
11th Feb, 2012
This is now a favourite on our dinner table. We use broad beans instead of soya.
25th Oct, 2011
Absolutely delicious. Took no time to prepare and cook. Couldn't find soya beans so used baby broad beans instead. This worked just as well. Will definitely make this recipe again
9th Oct, 2011
beautiful light meal.....very easy and quick ..will make again.
22nd Aug, 2011
Made this last night - an incredibly quick and easy recipe and the flavours compliment each other really well. Will make again.
10th Aug, 2011
Lovely! Also very easy to prepare :)
8th Aug, 2011
Brilliant recipe - worked so well and looked so pretty and tasted amazing! I had to trek to Waitrose for the soya beans as they're not available in my Tesco but that was fine!
1st Jul, 2011
Yum! Lemony garlicky goodness. I couldn't get my hands on any edamame so substituted cannelini beans. The mash was delicious but was more of a puree. Next time if using cannelini beans I would process the basil and garlic then add mashed cannelini beans to give more of a chunky texture. Great recipe, can't wait to try it with edamame.
16th May, 2011
The soya bean mash is gorgeous! Such a great low carb alternative.


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