I made this a few nights ago and was pretty smug about knocking up a restaurant style dish from just a few ingredients in less than 20 minutes.

What’s great about this recipe is that so many of the elements can be substituted so it will work with whatever you’ve got in the cupboard.

It’s really filling due to all the beans, flavoursome with your garlic and chorizo, and fairly low-carb and healthy to boot.

Hake, Beans, Chorizo

A quick, easy and healthy mid week supper.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Butter Beans, Chorizo, White Fish
Servings: 2 People
Author: Katie


  • 2 Fillets of White Fish (I used hake from the freezer, cod or haddock would work too)
  • 1 tin of butter beans, drained
  • 1 tin of cannellini beans, drained (you could use 2 tins of the same beans if you prefer, or substitute chickpeas instead)
  • 1 Large handful greens (I used wild garlic as have a glut of it at the moment, but spinach and a clove of garlic would be great)
  • Chorizo (pancetta or bacon could be substituted here)
  • Knob of butter


  • Fry your chorizo.
  • Once the Chorizo is golden, add your beans.
  • Finely chop half your greens and add to the pan.
  • Season to taste and add some water if it is too dry.
  • Stir in the rest of your greens and Move it all to a saucepan.
  • In the frying pan you’ve just used, melt your butter so it’s foamy, and fry your fish – it should only take a couple of minutes on each side.
  • Put your bean mixture in a bowl and top with your fish.


You are done!