Mustard Roasted Fishwith lentils, peas, and spinach
This fish dish is an absolute crowd pleaser and also super simple to make. Make it extra indulgent with a few more scoops of dairy.
- French / Green lentils, dried - 1 cup
- Garlic - 4 cloves, minced
- Onions - 1, diced
- Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
- Chicken broth / stock - 2 to 4 cups
- Frozen peas - 4 oz
- Dried thyme - 1 tsp
- Baby spinach - 4 oz
- Shallots - 2 Tbsp, minced
- Tilapia or cod (4 to 6 oz fillets) - 4 fillets
- Dried thyme - 1/2 tsp
- Lemons - 1, juice & wedges
- Capers (opt) - 1 Tbsp
- Dijon mustard - 1 Tbsp
- Creme fraiche - 1/4 cup
- Preheat oven to 425F (218C) degrees
- Heat a >3.5 quart (3.3 liters) Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbs. (15 ml) cooking oil and then minced garlic to heated oil. Add diced onions with a dash of salt. Sauté for 3 minutes, until softened and translucent
- Add drained lentils and then add 2 cups (472 ml) of stock / broth if you soaked them overnight or 3 cups (705 ml) of stock if not soaked. Add 1 tsp. (5 ml) thyme and 1⁄2 tsp. (2.5 ml) kosher salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes if lentils were soaked, 25 to 30 minutes if not soaked
- Mix together 1⁄2 tsp. (2.5 ml) dried thyme, shallots, 1 tbs. (15 ml)lemon juice, capers, Dijon mustard, and crème fraiche with 1⁄4 tsp. (1.25 ml) kosher salt
- Place fish into a baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and then cover with mustard mixture. Bake in oven for 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness of fish
- Check if lentils have absorbed all their liquid. Add peas and spinach. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes and then season to taste with salt and pepper
- Enjoy fish with lemon wedges. The mustard / crème fraiche turns into a natural sauce. Serve over lentils
This meal has 69 reviews
I made the paleo version of this recipe. I usually bake cod with a garlic and onion powder seasoning. I thought my husband might like the mustard sauce. I was right. He said he definitely preferred this recipe. My teenage son agreed! The veggie medley was good as well. A nice, healthy meal.
Used rice instead of peas in the lentils. Added a little anchovy paste to the lentils. So scrumptious. Even the toddler loved it.
I like anything involving fish but never really voluntarily eat lentils. But these were good. I would make this again. Very hearty and filling. The only downside was not the fault of the recipe; I picked a thicker cut of fish (ahi, yum) and it took way longer to cook than stated.
Sauce was good, would probably not use Cod next time.
Absolutely delicious. I will definitely make this many many more times! So easy too!