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Mexican Fish And Black Beans From The Latest CSIRO Health Book

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Check out this tasty Mexican fish and black beans recipe from The CSIRO Low-Carb Diabetes Diet & Lifestyle Solution.

Serves 4

11 grams carbs per serve

  • 200 g drained, rinsed tinned black beans (see note)
  • 160 g avocado, sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 limes, plus lime wedges to serve
  • 200 g skinless, boneless flathead fillets
  • 3 teaspoon olive oil
  • 300 g baby spinach leaves
  • 80 g Danish feta, crumbled

Combine the black beans, avocado, capsicum, parsley, lime zest and juice in a bowl and season with freshly ground black pepper. Set aside at room temperature.

Coat the fish evenly in the seasoning. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the fish and cook, turning occasionally, for 6-8 minutes or until just cooked and golden. Transfer to a board and thickly flake.

Add the spinach and 1 tablespoon water to the pan and cook, tossing, for 1 minute or until just wilted.

Divide the spinach among plates. Top wih the black bean mixture, then the fish. Sprinkly with the feta and serve with the lime wedges.

Note: You will require 1 x 400 g tin of black beans for this recipe. Store any leftover beans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Extract from The CSIRO Low-Carb Diabetes Diet & Lifestyle Solution by Professor Grant Brinkworth and Dr Pennie Taylor. Macmillan Australia, RRP $36.99. Photography by Rob Palmer 

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