Pan Fried Sea Bass and Creamy Pesto Pasta
with Green Beans and Cheese
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(Contains Cereals containing gluten)
Sea Bass Fillets
Vegetable Stock Paste
Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese
(Contains Milk, Egg)
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Sauce
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 0.5 tsp salt for the spaghetti.
In the meantime, Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Trim and halve the green beans.
When boiling, add the spaghetti to the water and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 8 mins.
Halfway through cooking, add the green beans to the pan and cook for the remaining time.
Once cooked, pour into a colander and leave to drain in the sink. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop the pasta sticking together. Keep the pan, you will use it again.
Once the spaghetti is cooked and draining, pop a large frying pan on medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. Season the fish with salt and pepper.
Once hot, carefully place your sea bass into the pan, skin-side down. Cook for 3-4 mins before turning over and cooking for 2-3 mins on the other side.
TIP: To get crispy skin on the fish, don't move it around when it's cooking skin-side down. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw fish. The fish is cooked when opaque in the middle.
Meanwhile, clean out the now empty pasta saucepan and pop it back on medium heat with a drizzle of oil. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 1 min.
Stir in the creme fraiche, vegetable stock paste and the water for the sauce (see ingredient for amount).
Bring to the boil then lower the heat and simmer gently until slightly thickened, 2-3 mins.
Once the sauce has thickened, stir in the grated hard Italian style cheese and remove from the heat.
Stir the pesto, cooked spaghetti and beans into the sauce and cook until piping hot, 1-2 mins.
Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. TIP: Add a splash more water if it has become a little thick.
When everything is ready, share the spaghetti between your serving bowls and lay the fish on top, skin-side up, to finish. Enjoy!