Cajun Cod with Puy Lentils

This is such a quick, easy recipe. The smoked paprika in the sauce gives it a lovely flavour. @merchantgourmet cooked puy lentil pouches are really convenient and cut the cooking time considerably.

Cajun Cod with Puy Lentils

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

1 red onion, diced

2 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

150ml vegetable stock

Seasoning

5 sundried tomatoes, chopped

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 pouch @merchantgourmet cooked puy lentils

2 400ml tins chopped tomatoes

4 fresh cod fillets

METHOD

1. Fry the onion in the oil until softened.

2. Season and add the garlic, fry gently for a further minute.

3. Pour over the stock and simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Stir in both the tinned and sundried tomatoes, paprika and puy lentils.

5. Place the cod fillets on top and season.

6. Cover and cook on a low simmer for 15-20 minutes.

7. Check the cod is cooked through and serve.

Sausage Cassoulet

I’ve adapted @tescofood Sausage Cassoulet recipe by using @morrisons time saving frozen soffritto mix. It’s chopped carrots, onion and celery ready to cook straight from frozen. My recipe is below and @tescofood recipe is linked in my bio.

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp olive oil

12 pork sausages, I used @alfturner

80g diced pancetta

200ml white wine

200g @morrisions frozen soffritto mix

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 tsp oregano, chopped

1 tsp thyme leaves

1 tbsp tomato purée

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

@merchantgourmet tomatoey french lentil

400g mixed beans in water, drained

400g chopped tomatoes

150ml chicken/vegetable stock

Seasoning

METHOD

1. Fry the sausages and bacon in the oil on a high heat until the sausages have browned.

2. Add some wine a little at a time if it starts to catch and scrap the caught bits off the pan as you go- don’t take these out- they’re extra tasty!

3. Add the frozen soffritto mix and stir until softened.

4. Lower the heat and add the herbs and garlic and cook for a further minute.

5. Next add the paprika and tomato purée and stir.

6. Now pour in the lentils, beans and tomatoes and stir gently.

7. Now turn up the heat to medium and add the stock. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until the sauce has reduced.

Lentil, Bean and Beetroot Salad

My friend gave me this recipe and in her words ‘This delicious salad is such a cheat but also very easy.’ Her recipe uses pomegranate seeds instead of beetroot but both work equally well.

INGREDIENTS

Half a bag of curly kale

@merchantgourmet tomatoey french lentils

@waitroseandpartners wheat berries, lentils and green vegetables

Three whole cooked beetroot, chopped roughly

Feta

METHOD

1) Put the kale in the food processor and chop.

2) In a bowl mix the kale, @waitroseandpartners wheatberry mix, @merchantgourmet lentils and and the beetroot.

3) Heat it for a 1 minute in the microwave (or put in a pan and warm on the hob for a few minutes) and then serve with crumbled feta.