Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
2 fillets of cod (or other firm white fish)
Pesto (see recipe below)
2 tbsp bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
Lightly oil a shallow ovenproof dish.
Place fillets in dish and spread pesto evenly on each fillet. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork. Do not overcook or it will be dry.
Serve this baked cod with your favourite vegetables.
Recipe for pesto:
2 tbsp fresh basil
2 tbsp pine nuts (preferably roasted)
2 tbsp sundried tomato
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
Place basil, pine nuts, sundried tomatoes and olive oil in a small food processor.
Puree until a thick paste is formed.
Add cheese and blend well. Add more oil if the mixture is too thick to spread.