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    Baked cod with crushed beans & spinach

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 2

    Ingredients

    260g pack No.1 Cod Loin, in 2 even pieces
    1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
    10g butter
    400g can butter beans
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    2 tsp milk
    75g baby spinach, washed, with water clinging to the leaves
    Lemon wedges, to serve

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4, and line a baking tray with parchment. Rub the fish with smoked paprika, season, then put onto the prepared tray. Top each piece with a knob of butter and bake for 15 minutes.

    2. Meanwhile, pour the butter beans with their water into a saucepan and warm over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until piping hot. Drain, reserving the water, and return to the pan. Add the oil and milk, then roughly crush the beans with a fork or potato masher. Add a splash of the cooking water to loosen, if needed.

    3. Return the pan to the heat and add the spinach, cover with a lid and allow to wilt for 2-3 minutes. Serve the fish with the crushed beans, wilted spinach and lemon wedges to squeeze over.  

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    Cook’s tip
    This recipe would also work well with other canned beans or chickpeas – try cannellini or even a can of Essential Mixed Bean Salad in Water.

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