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Honey & orange roast sea bass with lentils



Honey & orange roast sea bass with lentils

Liven up your midweek meals with this low-calorie, gluten-free fish supper – ready in under half an hour



  • 2 large skin-on sea bass fillets (or other white fish – see tip)
  • zest and juice ½ orange
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g pouch ready-to-eat puy lentils
  • 100g watercress
  • small bunch parsley, chopped
  • small bunch dill, chopped



  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place each sea bass fillet, skin-side down, on individual squares of foil. Mix together the orange zest, honey, mustard, 1 tbsp olive oil and some seasoning, and drizzle it over the fillets. Pull the sides of the foil up and twist the edges together to make individual parcels. Place the parcels on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 mins until the fish is just cooked and flakes easily when pressed with a knife.

  • STEP 2

    Warm the lentils following pack instructions, then mix with the orange juice, remaining oil, the watercress, herbs and seasoning. Divide the lentils between 2 plates and top each with a sea bass fillet. Drizzle over any roasting juices that are caught in the foil and serve immediately.



Pan-fried sea trout, peas & chorizo fricassée



Sea trout has a subtle flavour that goes well with robust ingredients like smoky chorizo



  • 2 fillets of sea trout about 150g each (or use salmon)
  • 25g butter
  • 1 lemon, halved

For the fricassee

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g cured chorizo, about 1 small sausage, diced
  • 350g waxy potatoes, such as Charlotte, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • large pinch sweet smoked paprika
  • 125ml fresh chicken stock
  • 150g cooked peas

For the warm caper dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp small capers, drained
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • small bunch tarragon, chopped




  • STEP 1

    First make the dressing. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a small saucepan. Add the capers and the onion and cook for 3 mins until softened. Splash in the red wine vinegar and bubble down, then remove the pan from the heat. Add the rest of the oil and the tarragon, then leave to infuse.

  • STEP 2

    For the fricassée, heat the oil in a sauté pan, add the chorizo and fry for 2 mins until it starts to crisp and render out red oil. Throw the potatoes and paprika in the pan and cook for 5 mins, tossing occasionally, until they start to brown on the edges.

  • STEP 3

    Pour in the chicken stock, turn up the heat and boil the stock for 8-10 mins until it has nearly all evaporated and the potatoes are tender. Stir the peas into the potatoes and cook for 2 mins more until heated through, then set aside.

  • STEP 4

    Using a sharp knife, score the skin of the trout fillet at close intervals, then season generously with sea salt and black pepper.

  • STEP 5

    Heat the butter in a non-stick frying pan. When it starts to sizzle, carefully lay the fish in the pan, skin-side down. Gently fry for about 8 mins until the skin is crisp and golden and most of the flesh has changed colour with just the top still raw.

  • STEP 6

    Carefully turn the fish fillets over, then squeeze over the juice from one half of the lemon. Cook for 1 min more, basting fish with the lemony pan juices. Turn off the heat and leave the fish in the pan. You are now ready to plate up – you can serve the other lemon half on the side if you like.

  • STEP 7

    Spoon a pile of the fricassée into the centre of each plate. Place another spoonful of the mixture on top to create a small heap. Gently sit the fish fillet on top, skin-side up. Spoon the caper dressing around the outside of the plate and serve.


Honey & orange roast sea bass with lentils

Honey & orange roast sea bass with lentils

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