Pan-fried cod with lentils
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Pan-fried cod with lentils

You can taste when it's Waitrose. Our line-caught No.1 Icelandic cod is chunky and succulent with a delicate flavour – perfect for pan-frying.

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time20 mins

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  • 260g pack No.1 Icelandic Cod Loin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 25g butter, diced
  • 1 lemon, juice of ½, plus ½ cut into wedges, to serve
  • 250g pack LoveLife Puy Lentils
  • ½ tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 small Essential Red Onion, finely diced
  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely diced
  • 25g pack flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Warm a frying pan over a medium heat.Season the two fillets with salt. Add 1 tbsp oil to the pan and once hot add the fish, skin-side up. Press down gently with the back of a fish slice. Fry for 3 minutes or until the flesh is a deep golden colour.

  2. Carefully turn the fish over and cook for a further 2 minutes, before adding the butter and lemon juice. Cook for another minute, basting with the butter, until the fish is opaque and cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the lentils according to pack instructions. Mix with the remaining oil, vinegar, onion, chilli and parsley. Season to taste.

  4. Serve the fish over the lentils with any pan juices spooned over and extra lemon wedges on the side.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,425kJ/ 580kcals



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