Cashew Crusted Cod with Squash Puree and Quinoa Tabbouleh

Cashew Crusted Cod with Squash Puree and Quinoa Tabbouleh

Ingredients – Serves 1

200g Cod fillet

Crust:

  • 60g chopped and roasted cashew nuts (you can also use macademina nuts)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1tbsp cooked quinoa – cook extra for the tabbouleh
  • Chopped coriander to taste
  • Pinch of spices to your taste, we used Garam Masala, Chilli flakes, Cinnamon, Ground Coriander.
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
 

Quinoa Tabbouleh:

  • 60g quinoa – cook extra and save for another meal
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • ½ Red onion diced=60g
  • 1 clove of garlic sliced=15g
  • 1/2 tomato diced=40g
  • 1/4 cucumber diced=50g
  • ½ lemon zest and juice

Squash Puree

  • 1tbsp pomace oil
  • 100g squash, diced
  • 1/2 shallot =60g
  • 1 clove garlic=15g
  • Pinch of spices to your taste, we used Garam Masala, Chilli flakes, Cinnamon, Ground Coriander.
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Method

For the crust:

Combine all ingredients and set aside, blitz in the nutribullet if you’d like a smoother crust.

For quinoa tabbouleh:

Cook the quinoa following packet instructions, add the rest of the ingredients and chill in the fridge until you need it.

For the squash puree:

  • Sweat the onion and garlic on olive oil for two minutes.
  • Add diced squash and get some colour on it.

For the fish:

Pan-fry skin side down – around 5 minutes for a 200g piece of fish and finish in the oven for another 10 minutes, top with the crust for the last 4 minutes. Serve with tabbouleh and puree.

 

Jan’s Tips

Make extra of the puree and quinoa and save for another meal.

Keep tasting your dish and alter the taste to what suits you.

Experiment with flavours and have fun.

Jan Cron – Kitchen Maverick

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