Braised cod and vegetables over smashed white beans

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Braised cod and vegetables over smashed white beans

Braised cod and vegetables over smashed white beans

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly, Carb-Conscious, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 400 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

In this Mediterranean meal, fresh lemon, tomatoes, and Castelvetrano olives bring bright and briny notes to quick-braised cod.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 organic leek
  • 1 or 2 cloves organic peeled fresh garlic
  • 1 ounce pitted Castelvetrano olives
  • 3 ounces organic grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Fish options:
  • 2 wild cod fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 wild Alaskan halibut fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup cooked white beans

Nutrition per serving

Calories 400, Total Fat 18g (23% DV), Sat. Fat 2.5g (13% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 80mg (27% DV), Sodium 510mg (22% DV), Total Carb. 30g (11% DV), Fiber 7g (25% DV), Total Sugars 5g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 36g

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the braise ingredients

Prep and cook instructions are identical for both fish options.
  • Trim the root end from the leek; cut the leek in half lengthwise, then crosswise into ¼-inch-thick half-moons, enough to measure 1½ cups [3 cups]. Soak the half-moons in a medium bowl of cold water, stirring occasionally to loosen any dirt, and allow the dirt to settle at the bottom. Skim the leeks from the surface of the water and pat dry.
  • Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure ½ teaspoon [1 tsp].
  • Slice the olives crosswise, checking for any pits.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half.
  • Zest the lemon. Juice half; cut half into wedges for garnish. [Zest both lemons. Juice 1 lemon; cut 1 lemon into wedges.]
  • Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves. Set aside half for garnish.
  • Pat the fish dry with a paper towel; season generously with salt and pepper.


Cook the braise

In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the leek and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leek is softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the olives, tomatoes, lemon zest, half the parsley, 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] lemon juice, ¾ cup [1½ cups] water, and as many chile flakes as you like. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Nestle the fish in the sauce and cook until the fish is opaque and flaky, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. While the fish is cooking, prepare the smashed white beans.


Mash the beans

  • Rinse the white beans.
In a medium bowl, using the bottom of a bowl or cup, mash the beans to a coarse paste. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the smashed white beans to individual bowls. Top with the fish, vegetables, and sauce. Garnish with the remaining parsley and serve with the lemon wedges.
Kids Can!
  • Wash the leeks.
  • Press the garlic (if you have a press).
  • Juice the lemon.
  • Strip the parsley leaves.
  • Rinse and mash the beans.