Flaked Peppered Cod, Lemon Roasted New Potatoes, Spicy Feta Cherry Tomato Sauce, Parsley Pesto

Feeds – 4

Preparation Time – 15-20 minutes

Cooking Time – 50 minutes

What you will need

Lemon Roasted New Potatoes Ingredients –

650g New potatoes – Partly sliced into to create the hassleback

Drizzle of olive oil

Generous sprinkle of sea salt

Small handful of fresh oregano

½ Pint of vegetable stock

Zest of 1 Lemon plus juice

Spicy Feta Tomato Sauce Ingredients –

Glug of olive oil

1/2 Red onion – Finely diced

3 Cloves of garlic – Crushed and roughly chopped

1 Red Birdseye chilli – Roughly chopped

1 Vine of cherry tomatoes (around 10-12 tomatoes) – Squashed and seeds removed

2 Tbsp tomato puree

1 Tbsp chopped oregano

100g Feta

350g Cod or haddock

8 small peppers

Parsley Pesto Ingredients –

1 Clove of garlic

8 small peppers

20g Parmesan – Finely grated

2 Tbsp pine nuts

Sprinkle of salt flakes

Handful of parsley (around 3 tbsp once chopped)

Good glug of olive oil

How to do it

  • 1. Begin by preheating the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Take the new potatoes and starting at one end carefully slice halfway down the potato. Repeat all the way along the potato then drizzle with olive oil, add seasoning along with ½ of a pint of vegetable stock and roast for 20 minutes. Next add in the lemon zest and juice and roast for a further 20 minutes before adding an additional drizzle of oil and fresh oregano and roast for a final 10-15 minutes or until crisp.
  • 2. On a separate roasting dish add the small peppers along with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and roast for around 20- 25minutes or until they start to darken slightly.
  • 3. For the spicy feta sauce heat the oil in a large frying pan then add in the onion, garlic and deseeded cherry tomatoes. Allow to cook over a medium to low heat for 5-6 minutes until the onions soften. Remove from the pan, add in the fresh oregano and feta and blitz until smooth. Return to the pan and cook a little more adding in the tomato puree.
  • 4. For the pesto simply muddle all ingredients or blitz with a hand blender until smooth, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • 5. Place your cod in a roasting dish, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and a very generous amount of freshly ground black pepper. Roast for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillet. You’ll know it’s done when it’s no longer translucent and you should see the flakes of fish slightly separating. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for five minutes or so before serving.
  • 6. Serve this up by firstly pouring the spicy feta sauce onto the bottom of a serving dish then scatter over the roasted peppers and hassleback potatoes. Next add the flakes of cod followed by dollops of pesto plus a few sprigs of fresh oregano. Chilli lovers can slice up some extra chilli.