Lemon Cod with Basil Bean Mash

Super light and bursting with fresh flavours, this fish dish makes the perfect mid-week meal for two!

This dish is really quick and simple, but looks like restaurant quality food when you serve it up. Enjoy feeling fancy with fish this week!

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Lemon Cod with Basil Bean Mash

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  • Author: Rachel Wilcock
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


A mid week must have – brimming with flavour



2 small bunches cherry tomatoes , on the vine

1 tbsp olive oil

2 fillets of skinless cod or other white fish fillet

Zest 1 lemon , plus juice of 0.5

240g pack frozen soya beans

1 garlic clove

Bunch basil , leaves and stalks separated

100ml low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the tomatoes onto a baking tray, rub with a little oil and some seasoning, then roast for 5 mins until the skins are starting to split.
  2. Add the fish to the tray, top with most of the lemon zest and some more seasoning, then drizzle with a little more oil. Roast for 8-10 mins until the fish flakes easily.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the beans in a pan of boiling water for 3 mins until just tender.
  4. Drain, then tip into a food processor with the rest of the oil, garlic, basil stalks, lemon juice and stock, then pulse to a thick, slightly rough purée.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Divide the tomatoes and mash between two plates, top with the cod, then scatter with basil leaves and the remaining lemon zest to serve.



If you have calories to spare, this will be delicious served with a few Jersey or baby potatoes

  • Prep Time: 8
  • Cook Time: 18


  • Calories: 372



5 replies on “Lemon Cod with Basil Bean Mash”

Going to give this a go I am really going to be out of my comfort zone having this as I can’t stand fish but don’t keep trying it x

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