The real secret ingredient in this dish is anchovy paste, which adds a certain umami to both the fillet and the sauteed broccoli rabe. Quick cooking couscous, fresh peas, and garlic oil get mixed together with the broccoli rabe, making for a super tasty and filling one-stop side dish.
What you'll send:
1/2 cup couscous 2 (6-to 8-ounces) pieces pollock fillet 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 lemon 1 small shallot 1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste 1 large stem thyme 8 oz broccoli rabe 8 oz english peas in the shell 1 garlic clove Olive oil Coarse salt Freshly ground black pepper
small saucepan rimmed baking sheet skillet
1. Make couscous
Bring 1/2 cup salted water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the couscous and remove from heat, let stand covered until ready to use.
- Prep aromatics
Wash then zest and juice 1/2 the lemon. Cut the other half of the lemon in wedges. Peel then very finely chop the shallot. Remove leaves from thyme sprigs then finely chop (1 teaspoon).
- Prep vegetables
Trim stem ends from broccoli rabe and discard. Cut remainder crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Shell peas (1/2 cup). Place broccoli rabe and peas in a skillet with 2 cups of water. Season with salt and cook until broccoli rabe is wilted and stems are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain well in a colander.
- Cook fish
Preheat broiler with rack 6 inches from heat source. Spread 1 teaspoon oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Put fish, on baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Stir together mayonnaise, shallot, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon zest. Spread evenly over the top of the fish. Broil until just cooked through, about 5 minutes.
- Saute vegetables
Meanwhile, smash garlic clove and peel. Heat 2 tablespoons oil with garlic in the skillet over medium high heat, until garlic is golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add remaining 1 teaspoon anchovy paste and saute for a few seconds then add broccoli rabe and peas, and season with salt and pepper. Sauté, stirring, until well coated with garlic oil, about 2 minutes.
- Finish couscous
Fluff couscous with a fork then stir into broccoli rabe and peas. Serve with fish. Enjoy!