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Hake and spicy butter beans

I don't know about you guys but every time I know I'm going to be alone for a few hours I get a little buzz of excitement.  Don't get me wrong I love JB obviously  buuuut... every now and then this little blogger needs her me time. Whether he's watching the football, catching up with friends or out out my mind immediately begins to race to what I can eat!

Sad I know but let me explain myself. When JB and I first got together I soon began to discover that he REALLY didn't appreciate some of my favourite foods like seafood, spicy eats, avocado, beans, sweetcorn... I could be here a while. Now while I've managed to increase his spice intake and he actually positively craves king prawns or shellfish, there are certain things he won't budge on so we rarely have in the house. That must be the reason opposites attract right?

Anyway, when he's out my mind starts whirring and I turn this into a truly spectacular event for one. Phone off with red wine or bubbles as he's not a fan of those either, crappy television that I adore (yes I am one of the 10 people that watch and enjoy The Bill) and last but not least a two or three course feast. WIN! Last night I included a few of my ultimate favourites beans, avocado and hot hot chilli. Literally the trifecta of bliss for me and JB's idea of hell on a plate. Yessss... check it out.
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INGREDIENTS - serves 2
1 tin butter beans
1 clove garlic grated in
1/4 mild chilli finely diced
100g cherry tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste


2 hake fillets
1 clove garlic minced
parsley
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil


FOR THE PUREE
1 avocado
2 tsps creme fraiche
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste


METHOD
1. Blend all the puree ingredients together until smooth
2. Season with salt and pepper then set the puree aside
3. In a small pan, combine the beans, tomatoes, chilli and garlic on a low heat
4. Preheat your oven to 180oc
5. In an ovenproof pan, melt the butter and add the parsley, oil and garlic until just bubbling then place the fillets of hake in for 2 minutes before turning over
6. Spoon the melted butter over the fish fillets then transfer the pan to the oven for 6 minutes
7. Stir and season the beans

Plate and enjoy : ) x

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