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Fennel, White Bean and Tomato Saute
with couscous

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

This Mediterranean-inspired one-pan dish is packed with fresh, bright flavors. The dish is great served over coucous or any other grain.
Smarts: Want to add a little extra protein? A fried egg (not in ingredients) is great on top!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Couscous:
  • Stock, any type - 3/4 cup (sub water)
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Couscous, uncooked - 3/4 cup
Fennel, White Bean and Tomato Saute:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Fennel - 1 bulb, sliced
  • Green beans - 1 lb, chopped into 1" / 2.5cm pieces (fresh or frozen diced)
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp, drained and rinsed
  • Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomatoes, diced and preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Cheese, goat - 4 oz (sub feta)

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Garlic / Fennel / Green beans - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make couscous - Combine stock, salt and butter (portion for the couscous) in a saucepan. Cover and bring to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in couscous and cover with lid. Let stand for ~5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Capers / Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat a saute pan with olive oil over medium-high heat. Add green beans and saute until bright green, 2 to 3 minutes (if using frozen, just saute until defrosted, ~1 minute). Add fennel and saute until fennel is very tender and golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and tomatoes (including liquid). Bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid and simmer, covered, until green beans are tender, ~5 minutes.
  2. Remove lid and stir in capers and white beans. Season with some salt and pepper.
  3. If couscous was made ahead, reheat in the microwave (add a splash of stock or water if it seems dry).
  4. Serve fennel, white bean and tomato saute over couscous. Crumble cheese on top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (83)
Gluten-free (8)
Paleo (14)
Vegetarian (9)

40 reviews

Delicious and easy! This was my first experience cooking fish en papillote and I will definitely make again.

By: Sandra
Posted: Jun 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I must have done something wrong, because this took me 2 hours to cook from scratch instead of the estimated 35 minutes! The end result was very underwhelming for the amount of effort - the fish didn’t taste like anything special and could really have used more flavor. I thought the fennel and tomatoes were okay, but my husband loved them.

By: Lynn
Posted: Jan 25, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

loved the flavor short-cut it by doing it in aluminium foille. Great for lunch.

By: Cecilia
Posted: Apr 14, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I loved this! It was interesting and yet not too complicated. And of course, cooking fish en papillote makes you feel fancy as hell.

By: Jenna
Posted: Mar 28, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Next time I will buy the parchment paper pouches, folding was a pAin

By: Terry
Posted: Mar 25, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Interesting flavors, I liked each dish individually but as a meal wasn't crazy about it. Love the fish en papillote.

By: elyssa
Posted: Mar 22, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful