Recipe: Piquant Tomato And Cod Bake


This is a real summery dish... with a truly mediterranean feel. The same classic tomato sauce is elevated with some roasted red peppers, a handful of capers and zest of a lemon. Using that as a base to bake off some cod and served with boiled new potatoes or crusty bread and it will become a new favourite!


  • 50 g roasted red peppers
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 slices fresh crusty bread
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 4 fillets cod, skinned
make the sauce

Step 1

Make The Sauce

Chop the tomatoes roughly, dice the onion and crush the garlic. Chuck them all into a large pan then add a 100ml of water and a drizzle of olive oil along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook the tomatoes down into a sauce consistency, it’ll take about 25 minutes.

preheat the oven

Step 2

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

finish the sauce

Step 3

Finish The Sauce

Slice the peppers and add to the sauce with the capers. Tip the sauce into a roasting dish.

lay fish onto sauce

Step 4

Lay Fish Onto Sauce

Remove any skin and pin bones from the fish fillets. Lay the fish fillets onto the tomato and pepper mixture. Zest of the lemon over the top.

bake & serve

Step 5

Bake & Serve

Bake the fish for 10-12 minutes. Serve straight out of the oven with a squeeze of lemon with fresh crusty bread. Serves 4



Could you use frozen fish? or to much liquid?


Cheap, easy, warming, delicious, healthy and on the table in less than 30min. What else could you want?


This week we are escaping the winter weather, with this Caribbean inspired dish.


As a person on a fairly tight budget I jumped at the chance of a cheap scallop, which believe it or not I got in Morrisons fishmonger for 79p so I thought I would treat myself. All store cupboard ingredients so inexpensive, aside from the smoked garlic perhaps but regular works fine. Just goes to show you don't need to spend a lot of money to eat good food!


Made it with 2 tilapia filets instead, served on a bed of tagliatelle and a side of grilled yellow courgette. It was absolutely lovely but my dad would've liked more sauce, not that it was needed.

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