Try this at home: Chef Webb from MasterChef's latest recipe

Chef putting sauce on a plate

MasterChef The Professionals winner Alex Webb of Great Dunmow - Credit: Neil Spence Photography

Dunmow's MasterChef: The Professionals winner Alex Webb - also known as Chef Webb - has a new recipe for you to try at home this week during lockdown.

Remember to let him know how you get on once you've made it. He is @chefwebb1 on social media. Share some pictures of your dish, so he can pick a favourite.

If you missed his previous recipe for last week's recipe, Buttermilk fried chicken with a grilled sesame asparagus salad, it's here.

There will be further recipes in the weeks ahead. 


This week's recipe:

Spiced Rubbed Baked Cod, with a bean cassoulet and spinach 


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For the cod:
Cod fillet skin off x2
Onion x1
Lemon  x1
Garlic 1 clove 
olive oil, drizzle 
Salt, pinch 
Pepper, pinch 
Cumin 1/2 teaspoon 
Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon 
Ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon 

Take your onion and garlic, slice roughly and place in a heavy baking tray, drizzle with some oil. Take your spices and mix together with a little olive oil and the salt and pepper.
Rub all over your cod and then place on top of the onions and garlic.

Cut your lemon in half and squeeze over the cod and onions and then place the lemon halves on the tray as well.
Cover with foil and cook on 180c for 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size but keep checking.

For the bean cassoulet
Butter beans 1x tin 
Chickpeas 1x tin 
Carrot x1
Onion x1
Garlic x1
Fennel x 1 or if it's big then 1/2
Spinach 1 bag of baby leaves
Veg stock or fish or cube x1 and 250ml water 
Butter x150
Fresh parsley x1 bunch 
Lemon x1

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Dice the onion, carrot, garlic and fennel as fine as you can or to almost the same size as the beans.
Drain your butterbeans and chickpeas off well with water. 
Once the veg is diced, cook on a medium heat with some oil in the pan.
Once the veg has soften up add your beans and mix well.
Add your spinach at this point and also your veg stock of 250ml.
Keep on a medium heat and add your butter. You want the butter to almost make it creamy. 
Once it’s hot and mixed well add your lemon zest and juice, and chop your parsley fine and mix well.

Place your bean cassoulet in a bowl and then your baked cod on top!

Enjoy! 
Alex Webb 
Chefwebb1 

Linked: Alex Webb wins MasterChef: The Professionals

Chef wearing apron, sitting

MasterChef The Professionals winner Alex Webb of Great Dunmow - Credit: Neil Spence Photography

winner with trophy

MasterChef The Professionals winner Alex Webb of Great Dunmow with his trophy - Credit: Neil Spence Photography


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