Tuesday, September 19, 2017

White Fish With Braised Artichokes & Peas

By: The Food Hunter

Recently I've been trying to incorporate more fish recipes into my meal plans. Finding recipes that are a step above the basic baked, broiled or fried fish is sometimes a challenge. A few weeks ago I discovered a tasty dish by Jamie Oliver that I recreated below.

The recipe combines your favorite white, flaky fish with braised artichokes & peas. It is relatively easy to make and perfect to win-over finicky dinner guests. I say you can't ever go wrong when you start with a base of shallots and bacon.

White Fish With Braised Artichokes & Peas
 (recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver)

2 small shallots, (keep whole)
a few sprigs of fresh thyme
6-8 frozen artichoke hearts
1/4 lb bacon
splash red wine vinegar
1/2 cup organic bone broth
1cup frozen peas
2 (4oz) white fish fillets, (I used haddock)
extra virgin olive oil

Heat olive oil in a shallow pan. Add shallots and thyme sprigs and cook very gently, covered, for 10 minutes, or until soft but not colored.

Boil frozen artichoke hearts according to package, drain and set aside.

Slice the bacon into small strips. Add the artichokes and bacon to the pan and sweat gently for 5 minutes, until the fat runs from the bacon. Add a splash of red wine vinegar and the bone broth. Cook about 10 minutes.

Add peas; there should still be liquid in the bottom of the pan, if not you can add a splash of water. Cook for 6 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside, covered, while you cook the fish.

Heat a little olive oil in a non-stick pan. Season the fish fillets and cook over a medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1 to 3 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet, until just cooked through.

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the vegetables and serve with fish. 


  1. This sounds delicious, I love all of those flavors! My family loves fish, especially white fish (and salmon too). This would be a huge hit with my husband and youngest because they both LOVE peas.

  2. I love artichoke hearts in chicken dishes!

  3. I've been trying to cook more with fish also so I'm loving this idea!

  4. This is my kind of dinner! Love these ingredients!

  5. This sounds so gourmet and delicious!

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  7. Now this is a meal my husband would love!

  8. Wow, I'd expect to order this in a restaurant! LOVE that I can make it at home! Thanks for the great recipe!

  9. Gorgeous, delicious, reminds me of my mom's cooking!! :)

  10. Mmm this looks and sounds delicious!! Love all the ingredients.
    Can I use artichoke hearts in jar? I never purchase frozen.
    I buy the Italian brands which are in olive oil.
    If drained, I think this would substitute fine.
    What do you think, Theresa?

  11. I love artichokes!They somehow make everything just a teeny bit more yummy..

  12. I haven't had fish in a while. This looks delicious! It's nice and colorful with the peas.

  13. I wonder how Cod would do with this recipe. I love how soft and buttery it is when you don't cook it to death. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Gentle flavor of artichoke with fish, married with salty bacon is a delicious blend of flavors!

  15. I love everything about this dish, Theresa! What an amazing combination of flavors... Absolutely can't wait to taste it!