OLIVE AND PESTO ENCRUSTED FISH

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By now we all know that I am a fishy fan. Yet I still find it difficult to incorporate into my diet at home. The problem is I always find great deals on fish and would love to feel more confident to cook at home. Anyways I had a couple of cod fillets lying around so wanted to take the plunge. I wanted to make something unusual and not the boring old fish dish with two veggies or pasta. I was sent over a load of products from the lovely people at Favamill. These mainly consisted of their delicious granola. Yet hiding in there, was a product I have never used before. Favabeans. Well I decided I could grind them up with my new pestle and mortar and make a sort of breadcrumb. This way I could go all Master chef stylee and make an olive and pesto encrusted fish.

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WHAT ARE FAVA BEANS?

So traditionally fava beans is the North American term for a broad bean. So actually an ingredient I grew up wit, especially my granddad growing them up on his allotment. Now Fava Mill are a company that pride themselves on their protein packed products. What better ingredient to use than one filled to the brim with protein. Their Fava Beans can be used as a variety of components to a savoury dish. Not only are they are great source of protein, but fibre. So there is not reason not to incorporate these into your diets. They are great especially if you are working out and need them muscles to be replenished. Their beans have 22% more protein than chicken strips! Grown in long Nordic summers, beans can absorb even more goodness from the sun. Fava Mill products make it easy to find delicious ways to increase the protein in your diet.

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OLIVE AND PESTO ENCRUSTED FISH INGREDIENTS:

90g of crushed Fava Beans
4 white fish fillets
2 tbsp of pesto
10 finely chopped green olives
Grated lemon zest

OLIVE AND PESTO ENCRUSTED FISH METHOD:

If you havent already grab your pestle and mortar and food processor and grind up your Fava Beans so they resemble breadcrumbs.
Mix these together with the pesto, lemon and olives.
Place the fillets onto a baking tray skin side down.
Then gently press the mixture onto the surface of the fish.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for around 10-15 minutes.
I served with some fresh pasta. Delicious

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18 thoughts on “OLIVE AND PESTO ENCRUSTED FISH

  1. abbeylouisarose

    I can’t believe how much protein those beans contain! I’ve just started a pescatarian diet and I am always looking for new protein rich foods to try, so these look like a winner! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us!

    Abbey 🌟 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    1. Lolamia

      I know right jam packed full of protein its ridic! Oooo lovely well this sounds like the perfect recipe for you! x

  2. I love pesto! I’ve seen so many recipes for it on fish but still haven’t tried it, definitely giving this a go at some point 🙂

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    1. Lolamia

      Ahhhh yes you as a fan of pesto I think it goes really well! x

  3. Omg this looks to die for! You really love travel and food I can see, I absolutely admire that. I wish I was more into cooking and travel haha. My favorite fish dish… hmm, I like a simple salmon and some veggies?

    1. Lolamia

      Haha thanks. Yes I do love an adventure and a delicious plate of food! That works with me I love anything salmon x

  4. I’ve only just recently started to like olives, but I’ve always been a bit of a pesto addict haha! I’m always trying to find ways to get fish into my diet too, so this could be a good way! At the moment I’m LOVING salmon with sweet chilli!

    1. Lolamia

      Yes I was like that. I hated olives and overnight loved them! Hahah pesto is just brilliant! Oh yes sweet chilli salmon is just the best! x

  5. My boyfriend and his family adore fish so I’m definitely going to pass this recipe to them. They’re all passionate cooks too so I’m sure this would really interest them x

    http://www.missbeautyemily.com

    1. Lolamia

      Awww thanks! I am a huge fish lover but struggle to think of what to do with it! x

  6. This looks amazing! Definitely noting this recipe down so I can give it a go xo

    1. Lolamia

      Thanks it was pretty delicious! 🙂

  7. I’m not a fan of olives but I love pesto, fish and lemon! I’ve never had fava beans before

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/mystery-blogger-award.html?m=1

    1. Lolamia

      I used to hate them and all of a sudden loved them haha! Have you ever had Broad Beans? Thats what they are essentially x

  8. Sounds delicious!!! I love fish and pesto, but I don’t recall having them together. Tonight, we’re having some salmon, and I am really excited!

    1. Lolamia

      Oh its lovely I have it often. Oh I absolutely adore salmon 🙂 x

    1. Lolamia

      Thanks 🙂

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