Baked Cod with a Tangy Topping

Serves 6

Cooks in 35 minutes

Calories: 331 per serving


4 x 150g cod or haddock fillets

1tbsp olive oil

1 x large yellow pepper

1 x clove garlic

4 x peeled plum tomatoes

1tbsp (20g) red pesto

8 x stoned black olives, sliced

pinch saffron strands, optional

1tsp smoked paprika

handful parsley leaves, chopped

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste



Preheat oven to 190C and dry the fish on kitchen paper.

Brush a non-stick baking tray with a little of the oil and sit the fish fillets on the brushed area.

In a small non-stick frying pan, fry the de-seeded and chopped yellow pepper over medium heat for 10 minutes until softened and slightly tinged gold, then add the peeled, chopped garlic and stir for a minute.

Add the tomatoes (no juice), pesto, saffron and paprika and stir for 2 minutes, then stir in the olive slices and chopped parsley, plus seasoning to taste.

Cook for a further minute then spoon the mixture onto the tops of the fish fillets. Bake for 12 minutes or until fish is just cooked through and topping is bubbling.