Recipe 18- BBC good food Cod & Tomato Bake
With some cod chunks in the freezer that I had found for the bargain price of 50p at Asda, I thought I should use them up. I found a tasty looking recipe on BBC Good Food, flavoured with tomato and olives, for which we had the perfect passata. Perfect. It was a very simple recipe, with few ingredients requiring just a bit of chopping then chucking into a tray to cook in the oven. We served it with one of those bake at home baguettes.
- 2 red peppers, deseeded and chopped
- 2 red onions, cut into wedges
- 250g cherry tomatoes
- handful black olives (I had a passata with olives so omitted this)
- ½ x 680g jar passata
- 400g can butter bean, drained
- 4 skinless cod fillets (about 600g/1lb 5oz)
- small bunch basil
- Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the peppers, onions, tomatoes and olives into a large, deep baking tray and cook for 15 mins until they start to soften and char at the edges.
- Stir in the passata, butter beans and seasoning, then make 4 little areas and nestle in the cod. Return to the oven and cook for a further 15 mins until the cod is cooked through. Sprinkle over the basil and serve with crusty bread, if you like.
This was a surprisingly tasty dish and I devoured it in seconds. The salty olive taste worked really nicely with the cod, which was cooked perfectly. With such a simple recipe and few ingredients, I wasn't expecting to find it so flavourful but it was delicious. Other comments on this recipe have been similar, with others suggesting a little chilli or garlic for even further flavour, but for me, this was just right.