Cod with fennel and runner beans recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 404 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.

Make an envelope out of foil by folding a large rectangle in half, then securing each side by folding over twice. Repeat to make two envelopes. 

Fill each envelope with a fennel bulb, cut in half, 2tbsp olive oil, 1tbsp white wine, a little lemon zest and seasoning. Fold over the top edges then bake in the oven for around 20 minutes, until the fennel is completely tender.

Meanwhile heat a little olive oil in a pan and sear the cod on all sides. Transfer to a baking sheet, season and roast in the oven for 7-10 minutes until the cod flakes and is just cooked through.

Add the beans to a pan of boiling salted water and cook briefly for 3-4 minutes until just tender, but retaining some crunch. Drain and refresh under cold water.

Serve the cod alongside the fennel and beans, pouring over the juices from the baked fennel parcels. Sprinkle with a little lemon juice and chopped chives.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 fennel bulbs, halved and cored
  • zest and juice of 1⁄2 lemon
  • 8tbsp olive oil
  • 4tbsp white wine
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 cod fillets, around 200g each
  • 300g runner beans, halved
  • bunch chives, chopped
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  • Energy 1684kj 404kcal 20%
  • Fat 23.9g 34%
  • Saturates 3.4g 17%
  • Sugars 3.5g 4%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 3.9g Protein 38.7g Fibre 4.6g


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