Roast cod with bacon, tomatoes and basil

  • Serves 4
  • Ready in 20 minutes
  • Easy
This fish dish is a real one-pan wonder. It's quick and easy to make as well as being packed with scrumptious summery flavours
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  • 4 sustainably-caught cod steaks
  • 2-4 rashers streaky bacon
  • 250g mini plum tomatoes, halved
  • A splash of balsamic vinegar
  • A handful fresh basil leaves, to serve


  1. Drizzle a roasting tin with a little oil and add the cod steaks, skin-side down. Cut the rashers of streaky bacon into small pieces and scatter over the fish with the mini plum tomatoes. Season and add a splash of balsamic vinegar over each cod steak.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6 for 10-12 minutes. Scatter with a handful fresh basil leaves to serve.
  • Try a vibrant pinot grigio or a sauvignon blanc – A perfect match to a simply midweek fish dish such as this.

From August 2008

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