Sea bass with artichoke mash

Sea bass with artichoke mash

These beautiful, pan-fried sea bass fillets are accompanied by a bean mash flavoured with the nutty, earthiness of the artichoke paste and wilted spinach with a hint of lemon.

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High fibre
  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time25 mins

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ lemon, juiced, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 3 tbsp Cooks' Ingredients Artichoke Purée
  • 235g bag ready-washed spinach
  • 2 Waitrose & Partners Boneless Sea Bass Fillets


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Fry the garlic for 30 seconds; add the beans and a pinch of salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes then take off the heat. Add a splash of the lemon juice and a grinding of black pepper; mash with a potato masher. Stir in the artichoke purée and add a splash of water to loosen if needed. Set aside; cover to keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, heat ½ tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the spinach and fry, stirring, until wilted and any excess liquid has evaporated. Add a little of the lemon juice and season to taste, then divide between 2 plates.

  3. Wipe out the pan and return to a medium-high heat. Pat the fish dry with kitchen paper; season. Add the remaining ½ tbsp oil to the pan and fry the fish skin-side down for 3 minutes. Turn the fillets over, add the remaining lemon juice and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Serve at once with the mash, spinach and extra lemon wedges for squeezing over.

Cook’s tip

You could make the mash with a different pulse, if you like – perhaps a 400g can of chick peas (drained first), or some flageolet or butter beans. 


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,471kJ/ 627kcals



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