Zesty Lentil & Haddock Pilaf

Zesty Lentil & Haddock Pilaf

Ingredients250g easy-cook basmati rice3 red onions , finely sliced2 tbsp olive oil140g smoked haddock fillet140g haddock fillet250g pack ready-cooked Puy lentilszest 1 lemon (then cut the lemon into wedges)large bunch flat-leaf parsley , roughly chopped25g toasted flaked almondMethodSTEP 1Cook the rice in boiling water until just tender, then drain. Meanwhile, fry the onions in the…

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  • 250g easy-cook basmati rice
  • 3 red onions , finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 140g smoked haddock fillet
  • 140g haddock fillet
  • 250g pack ready-cooked Puy lentils
  • zest 1 lemon (then cut the lemon into wedges)
  • large bunch flat-leaf parsley , roughly chopped
  • 25g toasted flaked almond


  • STEP 1

    Cook the rice in boiling water until just tender, then drain. Meanwhile, fry the onions in the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat for 10-12 mins until golden. Bring some water to the boil in a shallow pan. Add the haddock fillets, poach for 4 mins until the fish is just cooked, then drain and break into large flakes. Spoon half the onions onto a plate, then set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Stir the drained rice and lentils into the onion pan, then fold through the fish, lemon zest and parsley to heat through. Serve topped with the reserved onions and a handful of almonds, with the lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over.


Fry the onions in oil until translucent and
soft. Add 100ml double cream, then
simmer until slightly thickened. Toss in
the poached haddock, parsley, lemon
zest and 200g cooked linguine, then
season to taste.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2009

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