Friday, 10 October 2014

Spanish-style cod

Serves 1 – easily multiplied

Have just come back from Majorca and really enjoyed the gutsy flavours of the local tapas. Anyway I had lots of leftover bits in the fridge that needed using up when I got back – peppers, toms, garlic, onion etc – so threw this dish together with a little Spanish inspiration. I really liked it, even though it was eaten on a dreary day rather than hot Mediterranean sunshine!

1 cod fillet
¼ red onion, finely sliced
3-4 cherry tomatoes, sliced
¼ small pepper, sliced (or a mini pepper such as Tesco Chiquino peppers)
½ clove garlic, finely chopped
4-5 chorizo slices, cut into strips
3 olives, sliced
½ tin butterbeans, drained
Pinch dried herbs
Hot paprika
Salt and pepper
2 -3 tablespoons red wine
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Drizzle of Olive oil

Preheat oven to 180C Fan.

Layer most of the onions, tomatoes, pepper, garlic, chorizo, olives and butterbeans in a small heatproof dish (I used a small oblong enamel pie tin). Season and add a little hot paprika to taste.

Place the fish on top and season with herbs, a little extra dusting of hot paprika to taste, and more salt and pepper.

Pile the remaining sliced ingredients on top to cover the fish, then spoon over the wine, balsamic and a little drizzle of olive oil.

Cover tightly with foil, allowing a bit of tent space for steam. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes and serve with seasonal vegetables, rice or bread.