A taste of Greece – Spiced Cod with Chickpea Mash

Greek food is full of fresh, zingy elements and healthy ingredients like fish, salads, olive oil and herbs. A Mediterranean diet can really enhance your wellbeing, and we’re loving this healthy fish recipe.

Spiced Cod with Chickpea Mash
Serves 2
Ready in: 35 minutes

This recipe is simple to make and tastes like Heaven. The spices with the chickpeas works perfectly together. If you’re not so keen on cod, you can use any other firm, white fish.

Spiced-Cod-with-Chickpea-Mash2 x 175g cod fillets
4 tbsp natural Greek yogurt
½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp ground turmeric

For the mash:
2 tbsp olive oil
A pinch of dried red chilli flakes
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
50g baby spinach leaves
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Wash the fish and place on a clean plate. Mix half the yogurt and spices together, season with a small amount of salt then coat the fish completely. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok or frying pan and cook the chilli flakes and garlic for one minute, then add the lemon, black pepper and chickpeas. When the chickpeas are hot, turn off the heat.

Preheat the grill to medium-high and line a grill pan with foil. Transfer the cod to the grill pan and cook for 4–5 minutes or until the fish flakes.

bookc-jacketSwitch the heat back on under the chickpeas, mash to break up, then add the spinach, fold through and cook for 1–2 minutes, just enough to wilt the leaves.

Stir in the yogurt, divide between two warmed plates and top with the spiced cod.


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