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Cod and Watercress Parcels

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    On the table in under half an hour, these Cod parcels are a quick and healthy supper. Cod and watercress together are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and iron. Served on a bed of Mediterranean brown rice, this main course will keep you fuller for longer.

    Cod and Watercress Parcels

    Ingredients

    • 250g cod (or other sustainable white fish)
    • 85g (1 bag) watercress
    • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
    • 1 green chilli, chopped
    • 2 slices of Parma ham
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 150g brown rice 
    • 1 small red onion, diced
    • 50g sundried tomatoes, chopped
    • 50g black olives, stoned and chopped
    • Black pepper

    How to make Cod and Watercress Parcels

     

    1. Preheat the oven to 180oC (160oC Fan)
    2. Take the cod and pile a quarter of the watercress along the top of the two fillets (reserving the rest for later) along with the chilli and garlic. 
    3. Carefully wrap the cod and its topping in the slices of Parma ham. 
    4. Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 
    5. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cod is cooked through.Bring 360ml of water to the boil. 
    6. Add the brown rice, stir and leave to simmer for 15- 20 mins until the water is all absorbed and the rice cooked.
    7. Add the onion, tomato and olives to a hot pan and lightly sauté.  
    8. Once the rice is cooked, add to the pan and mix together, adding pepper to taste. 
    9. Spoon some of the brown rice mixture onto a plate. 
    10. Place the remaining watercress on top. Remove the cod from the oven and place on top.

     

    Recipe from: www.watercress.co.uk   

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