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Turbot with pinto beans

Turbot with pinto beans Turbot served on a quick stew of beans and vegetables.


25g unsalted butter
Pinch of sea salt
1 small shallot
Small handful of shimeji mushrooms (or substitute other wild mushrooms)
2 tbsp Clearspring rice mirin (or use dry white wine)
1 tbsp Clearspring sweet white miso (or use a handful smoked lardons)
1x 400g tin of Biona organic Pinto beans in water (NOT drained)
1 small bunch of tat soi (or bok choi)
1 tomato, skinned, deseeded and diced
1 spring onion, sliced
2 portions farmed turbot
1 tbsp veg oil, for frying
Large knob of unsalted butter, for frying
Sea salt, to taste
Plain flour, for dusting

Serves 2


1. Sweat the shallot in the butter and salt over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes. 2. Add the mushrooms and saute for a further 1-2 minutes. 3. Add the mirin, increase to a high heat, and boil for 10-15 seconds to burn off the alcohol. 4. Add the miso and stir in. Do not worry if the miso and butter split, when you add the pinto beans, the starchy water will bring it all together. 5. Bring the stew to a medium heat, then add in the tat soi and place a lid over the top and switch off the heat. 6. Preheat a frying pan with oil and butter, then dust the turbot with flour and fry for 1-2 minutes over a medium high heat, until the fish is golden brown. Transfer to a baking tray and bake in the oven for 3 minutes at 190c. 7. Warm up the pinto bean stew again - the tat soi should have wilted in the residual heat, add in the tomato and spring onion. The idea is to warm them but not cook them. 8. Serve the turbot on top of the pinto bean stew.


Time 10 mins

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Andrew Kojima (Koj)

Andrew Kojima (Koj)

Koj (better known to MasterChef viewers as Andrew) comes from a British-Japanese heritage that makes him one of the most naturally talented and imaginative chefs in the UK. After reaching the pinnacle of amateur cooking success in the final of MasterChef 2012, he embarked on life as a professional chef beginning with a fast track training programme in the kitchens of chefs such as Michel Roux Jr, Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal. Now working as a chef, cookery teacher, food consultant and writer, he makes guest chef appearances at pop ups, cookery courses and food festivals around the UK. He has written for Spears Magazine, Cotswold Life and is a judge of both the Great Taste Awards and the World Cheese Awards.

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