Spicy Caribbean-style pollock over coconut rice and beans

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Spicy Caribbean-style pollock over coconut rice and beans

Spicy, Gluten-Free, Lean & Clean, Soy-Free, Mediterranean, Dairy-Free

2 Servings, 600 Calories/Serving

25–40 Minutes

In the Caribbean, rice and beans are cooked in sweet coconut milk for rich, nutty flavor, then served with a hearty main like Jamaican jerk fish. 

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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.
  • ½ cup cooked kidney beans
  • ¾ cup quick-cooking long-grain brown rice
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 organic red onion
  • 1 organic lime
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • 2 ounces organic shredded red or other cabbage
  • Fish options:
  • 10 ounces wild pollock pieces
  • 2 wild Alaskan skinless halibut fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 sustainably raised skin-on barramundi fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sunbasket Jamaican jerk seasoning (chipotle chile powder - granulated garlic - allspice - ground ginger - cayenne - cloves)

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 600, Protein: 28g (56% DV), Fiber: 7g (28% DV), Total Fat: 22g (34% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 6g (30% DV), Cholesterol: 70mg (23% DV), Sodium: 240mg (10% DV), Carbohydrates: 75g (25% DV), Total Sugars: 6g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Tree Nuts (coconut)

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.

Instructions

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

Wash produce before use

1

Cook the rice and beans

  • Rinse the kidney beans.

In a small [medium] sauce pot, combine the rice, coconut milk, and 1¼ cups [2 cups] water and season lightly with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the rice is almost tender, about 25 minutes. Stir in the beans, cover, and cook until the beans are heated through, the rice is tender, and the liquid is absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, cover, and keep warm. While the rice and beans are cooking, prepare the rest of the meal.

2

Pickle the vegetables

  • Peel and thinly slice enough onion to measure 1 cup [2 cups].
  • Zest and juice the lime.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro.

In a medium bowl, combine the onion, cabbage, lime zest and juice, and cilantro. Season lightly with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Let stand, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the rest of the meal.

3

Prep and cook the fish

  • Pat the fish dry on a paper-towel-lined plate; season lightly with salt and pepper and half the Jamaican jerk seasoning, adding more if desired.

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 tablespoons [¼ cup] oil until hot but not smoking. 

 

For pollock: 

Arrange the pollock pieces in an even layer and cook, undisturbed, until very lightly browned on one side, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the fish and cook until opaque and flaky, about 1 minute. 

 

For halibut: 

Add the fish and cook until lightly browned on the bottom side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook until the flesh is opaque and flaky, 2 to 4 minutes. 

 

For barramundi:

Add the fish, skin side down, and cook until the skin is crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook until the flesh is opaque and flaky, 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve

Transfer the rice and beans to individual bowls and top with the fish. Using a slotted spoon, remove the pickled vegetables from the bowl, garnish the fish with as many vegetables as you like. Serve. 

Kids Can!
  • Rinse the beans.
  • Combine the rice, coconut milk, and water in a sauce pot.
  • Measure the onion.
  • Juice the lime.
  • Garnish the fish with the vegetables.