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Cod with puy lentils
Cod with puy lentils
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A delicious, colourful and healthy dish of cod with puy lentils in a red wine sauce.

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Prep time
  • 15mins
Cook Time
  • 45 mins
  • 2
  • 2 cod fillets
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 25g carrot, finely chopped
  • 25g celery, finely chopped
  • 25g onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg
  • 300ml red wine
  • 300ml fish stock
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt, to season
  • 1 pinch pepper, to season
  • 125 dried puy lentils
  • 1 clove
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bouquet garni

1/ Put all the ingredients for the lentils into a pan (lentils, clove, onion, salt, garlic and�bouquet garnet), cover with water, bring to the boil and simmer until tender, for about 20 minutes. Drain and cover�to keep warm.

2/ For the sauce, melt 25g of�butter in a pan and the carrot, celery and onion.

3/ Fry the carrot, celery and onion�over a high heat for 5 minutes until the vegetables are well softened, split and set aside in a ramekin size amount of this vegetable mixture and keep warm.

4/ Add the red wine to the vegetables that are left in the pan and bring to the boil. Boil until the sauce has reduced to 1/2 the amount, then add the stock, sugar, ground cloves, spices and season with salt, reduce further for a few minutes. Strain the reduced sauce into a clean pan, crush the vegetables to get the flavour out. Mix the remaining 12g butter with the flour to make�a smooth paste (beurre manie).

5/ Bring the red wine sauce to the boil an d whisk in some of the paste, a little at a time until all gone. Simmer for 2 minutes until the sauce is smooth and thickened. Adjust the seasoning if necessary. Remove the bouquet garnet. Cover and keep warm.

6/ Pre-heat the grill to high. Brush the cod with a little melted butter and season with sea�salt and black pepper. Grill the cod for 5 minutes each side.

7/ To serve, spoon the lentils onto 2 warm plates and place the cod on top. Spoon the sauce�around the�the edge�of the plate, sprinkle with chopped chives and the vegetables you set aside in the ramekin.

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