Phil takes the challenge and creates some interesting recipes on the spot from ingredients brought in by celebrity guests.
Servings 4
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes


  • 425 g can pilchards in brine, drained
  • 8 slices white bread
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 215 g Borlotti beans, (half can) well drained
  • strained brine from the can above
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • pepper
  • dash vinegar
  • 50 g unsalted butter


  • Place the brine, onion, garlic, pepper, and vinegar into a pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce by half, add the butter, reboil and remove from the heat, stir until all the butter has homogenised, add the beans and warm through, and keep warm.
  • Roll out the bread with a rolling pin.
  • Place a pilchard onto each piece of bread and roll up, trim the ends, press down slightly.
  • Heat the olive oil, then dust the rolls with a little pepper.
  • Cook gently for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Serve the warm pilchards on a nice spoon of stew.
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Nutrition Facts
Warm Pilchards In Blankets
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Seafood
Cuisine ITV This Morning
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