Pesto-crusted cod with Puy lentils

Pesto-crusted cod with Puy lentils

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins - 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2

A light and healthy fish supper with homemade basil pesto, fresh tomatoes and a hint of chilli -  ready in under half an hour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal672
  • fat37g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre11g
  • protein45g
  • salt1.6g
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Ingredients

  • large pack basil, leaves only
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

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

  • 4 garlic cloves, 2 whole, 2 crushed
  • 25g pine nuts
  • 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 50ml 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…

  • 2 cod fillets
    Cod

    Cod

    kod

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

  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 250g ready-to-eat Puy lentils

Method

  1. First, make the pesto. In a food processor, pulse the basil, whole garlic cloves, pine nuts, the juice of half the lemon and some seasoning, gradually adding most of the oil. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4 and line a roasting tin with foil. Season the cod on both sides and coat each fillet in the pesto. Cook for 8-10 mins until a crust has formed and the cod is cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a small saucepan. Add the crushed garlic and the chillies, and cook for a couple of mins to release the flavour. Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 min more. Tip in the lentils, squeeze over the other half of the lemon, then season. Cook until piping hot and serve with the pesto cod.

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Gill2015
11th Aug, 2017
5.05
So delicious that my (foodie) husband keeps asking me to make it again!
jen2509
10th Mar, 2017
5.05
One of the loveliest recipes on this site. Full of flavour, easy to prepare and cook and perfect to impress the guests!! Enjoy :-)
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