Panfried fish with fresh beetroot salsa

Panfried fish with fresh beetroot salsa

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(29 ratings)

Cook: 25 mins - 35 mins


Serves 4
Jazz up white fish with beetroot salsa

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  • 4 small diced cooked beetroot



    A favourite in 1970's British salads (served cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a…

  • 8 chopped spring onions
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 seeded and chopped red chilli



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 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…

  • 4 fillets of unskinned firm white fish
  • a little plain flour
  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…


  1. Put the diced cooked beetroot into a bowl. Add the chopped spring onions, seeded and chopped red chilli, chopped fresh mint, lemon juice and olive oil. Season and stir well.

  2. Dust the fillets of unskinned firm white fish with a little plain flour. Melt the butter in a large pan with the olive oil. Fry the fish fillets on each side for 3-4 minutes until just tender. Serve with the beetroot salsa.

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5th Apr, 2010
Nice but I thought the flavours in the salsa were a little overpowering for white fish.
16th Oct, 2009
We recently tried to grow some veg in our tiny garden. The only thin g that delivered a plate-worthy harvest was the beetroot and spring onions, So, what to cook? THIS! perfect and yummy.
12th Aug, 2009
I needed to use up some beetroot so thought I'd try this, without too much hope, but I was surprised at how well it went with the cod.
6th Jul, 2009
I love beetroot my husband is not keen but in this combination it really complimented the fish. A lovely meal to eat on a hot evening, light and very tasty.
29th Apr, 2009
I was a bit confused when making the recipe as there's quite a lot of olive oil there in my opinion, the first time I made it I just put half in the salsa and half to fry the fish and found the olive oil too much the next time I only used 1 tbsp in the salsa and 2 for frying the fish which worked much better for me. The recipe as it it is tasty, though adding balsamic vinegar and chopped coriander does really make the salsa something a bit special :)
21st Apr, 2009
this dish is fantastic. for the salsa i additionally added some coriander and seasoned it with a bit of balsamic vinegar for extra taste
7th Oct, 2008
loved this recipe beetroot salsa is amazing mmmmmm
26th Sep, 2008
Aaaaamaaaazing...definate winner - i served this with butternut squash and sweet potato mash which is also on the site....yummy!
20th Aug, 2008
Made this dish twice recently as glut of beetroot. 2nd time aded some chopped coriander to the salsa as well as using the mint.
7th May, 2008
I was filled with horror when I saw beetroot in my veg box, but this fantastic salsa makes me hope they stay in season for a while. Delicious!


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