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28Aug

Prep Time 5 Mins
Cooking Time 25 Mins

Cooking Sous Vide is one of my favourite cooking methods. Meat tastes succulent, flavoursome and perfectly cooked. Veg retain its colour and nutritional value. Fish in sous vide is outstanding!I am always a little rusty at cooking fish and I must say that sous viding fish makes the process practically fool proof!

Sous Vide Cod

Sous Vide Cod

This recipe is absolutely divine, full of flavours, looks extremely impressive, but what’s more it is easy to make and healthy, paleo and nutritious.

Cod

Cod

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of frozen petit pois, defrosted.
  • 1 small bag of baby spinach
  • 100g Pancetta (diced)
  • 100g of Chorizo (diced)
  • 2 cod fillets
  • Black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Homemade Minted Tomato and Chilli Salsa (simply blend olive oil, chilli, cherry tomatoes and mint together. Saves for 1 month.)
  • Balsamic reduction glaze.

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Method

  • Arrive home, fill the Sous Vide Supreme with water and heat to 64 degrees.
  • Heat up a non stick pan with a tiny amount of olive oil. Add the cod and briefly sear on each side for around 45 seconds each side. Season and add to a Sous Vide Pouch. Add the lemon juice to the pouch.
  • Vacuum pack the Cod and add to the Sous Vide Supreme. (will take 20 mins.)
Blend the peas

Blend the peas

  • In the pan, add the pancetta and cod. Pan fry until crunchy and browned. Set aside.
  • Using a mini blender add the peas and 2 tablespoons of the salsa. Pulse for around 30 seconds. Add the peas to a small sauce pan to heat (begin to heat when you add the spinach.)
Add the tomato and chilli oil

Add the tomato and chilli oil

  • Add the spinach to a zip Sous Vide Supreme Pouch with a hit of water and some of the oil form the pancetta and chorizo. Add to the Sous Vide Supreme. Allow to wilt for 5 minutes.
  • Heat plates for 5 minutes.
  • Add to the plate spotting of the minted chilli salsa. In between the spotting add the pancetta and chorizo. Using a serving ring added a base of the wilted spinach. The spinach should retain its form and colour; overcooked spinach will become dark and break up.
Wilt Spinach in the Sous Vide

Wilt Spinach in the Sous Vide

  • Now add a layer of the crushed peas to the spinach.
  • Remove the cod from the Sous Vide Supreme and set aside. Remove from packet.
  • Remove the serving ring from the spinach and peas. Balance the cod on top of the peas.
  • Glaze with the balsamic reduction using a zig zag method.
Enjoy

Enjoy

Enjoy!

  

Paleo Polly

Great tasting food has always been my passion. Obsessed with cookbooks from a young ages I have enjoyed exploring the world of food, recipe by recipe. 2004, aged 20, I was reading Law at University; money was tight, and meals were often made up of vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, washed down with ample alcoholic beverages of choice. Always made from scratch, taste championed calorie content; many delicious creamy pastas and carb-loaded rice and pitta dishes were consumed.Being in my early twenties, I was quite capable of getting away with my not exactly nutritious diet, however following Law School I noticed that I’d put on a few pounds. Being a food lover, I became extremely interested in the power of food; its nutritional value, its healing, health benefits. I read pages and pages of nutritional information; I followed fitness blogs, and read health cookbooks. I then made the decision to turn paleo; I really tightened up my diet and saw amazing result. Most importantly however, eating the right food made me feel great. For the first time, I did not feel bloated, I felt energized, health issues cleared up. My skin was the best ever, I slept well at night. The Paleo Diet involves eating mainly vegetables and protein, with small amounts of fruit, nuts and seeds. Eating Paleo is in essence eating the foods your body was designed to eat. The Paleo Diet mimics the diet that our hunter-gather ancestors ate; pre-agricultural revolution. My love of paleo, has brought me to my new found hobby; CrossFit and a combination of exercise and diet are an unbeatable solution. Paleo Polly is a blog dedicated to my journey. Although I am not a qualified nutritionist, my personal journey has enabled me to make great changes to my life and to my well-being. I would like to share my journey, and my life experiences and guide and assist anyone wanting to make a positive change.

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