Cod Loin Steaks with Spiced Butter Beans

Butter beans and cod are a match made in heaven. This must-try recipe with big flavours and essential nutrients is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, but it is also impressive enough to serve to guests.

  • Beginner
  • Serves 2
  • 35 minutes
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What you’ll need

  • 2 wild atlantic cod loin steaks
  • 1 bunch of thyme
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tin of butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium shallot, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves,crushed
  • 1 thumbnail sized piece of ginger,grated
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 25g tomato puree
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 1 bunch coriander, chopped

Let's Cook!

Cod Loin Steaks with Spiced Butter Beans
Step 1

In a thick bottomed pan sweat chopped shallots, garlic, chillies and ginger in olive oil with the cumin powder. After 5 minutes add the butter beans, tomato purée and paprika, Cook for 5 minutes, gradually add chicken stock to just cover the beans. Braise for 15 minutes.

Cod Loin Steaks with Spiced Butter Beans
Step 2

Lightly salt the cod for 5 minutes (this will firm up the cod fillet by removing some of the water), rinse lightly in water and dry with a tea towel.

Cod Loin Steaks with Spiced Butter Beans
Step 3

Heat the oven to 160°C. In a bowl add the chopped thyme and extra virgin olive oil. Place the cod fillets skin down and season the flesh with salt and pepper. Heat a non-stick frying pan (medium heat) and place the fillets skin down into the pan.

Cod Loin Steaks with Spiced Butter Beans
Step 4

Once the cod is well seared on the skin side, turn over and place the pan in the oven for 5- 8 minutes. Spoon the butter beans between the 2 plates and top with the seared cod. Garnish with some of the oil from the butter beans and chopped coriander.

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