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Lemon-Buttered Fish & Smashed Beans

Lemon-Buttered Fish & Smashed Beans

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Prep Time

20 min



Zesty lemon-buttered basa is served over warm smashed beans and dill flecked potatoes. Here, we've used two types of beans: runner beans and butter beans. 'Smashed' simply means that instead of mashing until smooth, you'll lightly crush the potatoes which gives a more rustic texture and means less work for your arm. Smashing stuff!

Prep Time

20 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 lemon
100g runner beans
1 tsp dried dill
300g potatoes
2 basa fillets †
1 tin of butter beans
You Will Need
Tin foil, butter, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • Runner beans
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 300g potatoes
  • 2 x 100g basa fillets<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 can of butter beans (400g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 317 kJ
75 kcal
1492 kJ
353 kcal
of which saturates
0.7 g
0.2 g
3.3 g
1.1 g
of which sugars
11 g
0.8 g
51.9 g
3.9 g
Fibre 3 g 14.1 g
Protein 6.4 g 30.1 g
Salt 0.08 g 0.39 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 lemon
Runner beans
1 tsp dried dill
300g potatoes
2 x 100g basa fillets
basa fillet (fish) 100%
1 can of butter beans (400g)
butter beans, water, salt, ascorbic acid
  • Allergens highlighted by † (fish)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Lemon-Buttered Fish & Smashed Beans

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 400°F/ Gas 6

Boil a kettle

Zest the lemon[s]

Cut 2 [4] thin slices from the centre of the lemon[s] (save for garnish)

Reserve the lemon halves for later

2 Lemon-Buttered Fish & Smashed Beans

Add the fish fillets to a baking tray (use tin foil to avoid mess) and season them lightly with salt and pepper

Combine the lemon zest in a small bowl with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] vegetable oil

Spread the lemon zest evenly over the fish fillets

Put them in the oven for 10 min or until your fish is cooked through

3 Lemon-Buttered Fish & Smashed Beans

Heat a pot of boiled water over a high heat

Cut the potato[es] (skins on) into bite-size pieces, add them to the pot, cover and bring to the boil

Cook for 5 min until almost fork-tender

4 Lemon-Buttered Fish & Smashed Beans

Meanwhile, drain and rinse the butter beans

Cut the runner beans into bite-size pieces

Add the runner beans to the potato pot and boil a further 5 min

5 Lemon-Buttered Fish & Smashed Beans

Once the fish is cooked, remove it from the oven

Tip: your fish is cooked when it flakes easily and is opaque

Add a knob of butter to the warm baking tray

Squeeze the remaining lemon halves over the fish

6 Lemon-Buttered Fish & Smashed Beans

Drain the potatoes and runner beans and return them to the pot with the butter beans

Add the dill, a large knob of butter and season generously with salt and pepper

Smash the beans and potatoes briefly with a potato masher (smashing is a lighter version of mashing and ensures that a course texture is maintained)

7 Lemon-Buttered Fish & Smashed Beans

Divide the smashed-bean potatoes between each plate

Place the fish over the smashed potatoes

Swirl the baking tray around to combine the lemon and butter that remains

This is your lemon butter


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Drizzle the lemon butter over each piece of fish and garnish with the sliced lemon


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