Roast white fish with spiced puy lentils

Serves 4

Ingredients - fish

  • 4 x white fish fillets of your choice
  • 2 tsp curry powder (I used medium)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil plus extra for greasing

Ingredients - puy lentils

  • 275g puy lentils
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons stock
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Step 1

Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7. Make the spiced lentils. Cook the lentils in a pan of simmering water for 20 minutes, or until tender. Check out our blog on puy lentils

  • Step 2

After 15 minutes, mix the olive oil for the fish with the curry powder. Brush all over the fish and season.

  • Step 3

Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Grease with a little oil and add the cod, meaty-side down. Fry for 2 minutes until light golden, turn over and transfer to an oven proof dish and put into the oven. Roast for 5 minutes.

  • Step 

Drain the lentils. Heat the oil in the cleaned out pan. Add the garlic, chilli and cumin. Once sizzling, stir in the lentils, onion and stock, until warmed through. Add lemon juice and seasoning to taste. 

Spoon onto warmed plates. Place the cod on top.