Fish baked in tomato and chorizo sauce

Fish baked in tomato sauce

This is 20 minute tea that came about from a Friday-night need for something quick to cook with fish. It’s mostly ‘store cupboard’ ingredients too which helps in a busy week.

I used a smoked haddock fillet (a favourite at the moment) but I’d make this with cod or coley too I think. Maybe even a tuna or salmon steak.

Start by frying chopped chorizo until it starts to colour. Remove that from the pan and fry a diced onion in the oil from the chorizo. Add some chopped garlic and some mushrooms, peppers or courgettes.

Let this cook until softened then add about half a jar of passata and simmer for about five minutes. Season to taste with plenty of black pepper and at the last minute add a handful of fresh basil or a good shake of thyme.

Fish baked in tomato sauce

Pour this sauce into and oven dish and sit fish fillets on top. This cooked in a hot oven (200 degC) for about 10 minutes. While it was in the oven I fried some sauté potatoes.

Some olives or maybe a little chilli would have been good additions to the sauce – it’s definitely one that will be added to our regular fish recipe list.

Fish baked in tomato sauceI didn’t hang onto the recipe, but this was inspired by an Olive article on things to do with passata.

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