One-pot fish with black olives & tomatoes

One-pot fish with black olives & tomatoes

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(48 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins


Serves 4
Five minutes on the hob, 15 minutes in the oven, this tasty fish dish is one-pot cooking at its best

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal223
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein34g
  • salt3.05g
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  • 175g black olive in oil, stones removed
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g can chopped tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 4 boneless white fish fillets such as Icelandic cod or hoki, each weighing about 175g/6oz



    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

To serve

  • chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • lemon wedges



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil from the olives in an ovenproof pan. Tip in the onion and stir well, leave to cook for a minute or two and then give it another good stir. Add the tomatoes and some salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then add the olives.

  2. Put the fish, skin side down, onto the sauce and drizzle over a splash more oil from the olive jar. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes until the fish is cooked. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve straight from the pan, with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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Comments (55)

mother_ship's picture

Added courgettes, green pepper and garlic and cooked the sauce for longer to avoid that "raw" taste from undercooked tomatoes and even though I only used Tesco value frozen white fish it was still very tasty! Great mid-week meal.

foodislove's picture

loved it really, added garlic, olives, artichoke, courgette and used red onions instead of regular ones, also pre added a big squeeze of lemon right before serving.
Served happy table.

bubblefish's picture

This was really tasty. The chilli added a lot of flavour, and the courgettes were good. I added them along with the tomatoes.

bubblefish's picture

I'm gonna be doing this tonight. Can't stand olives, so will be adding courgettes instead, and serving with new potatos and a green salad.
I'm looking forward to it.

lauremartin's picture

Forgot to rate my last comment.

lauremartin's picture

We really love this recipe. I did this with monkfisk and another time with Tilapia fisk (very tender). I added the artichokes hearts with the black olive and the combination makes a very tasty and unusual dish. The only black point would then be the price as artichoke jar can be easily £3-4 + the price of a good fish. But still very healthy, very tasty, so easy to do and ideal to prepare in advance. Love it!

nuffinbuttrouble's picture

I love this simple healthy dish and there are some many possible variations on it. I strongly disagree that it is bland, it has lovely fresh, natural tastes

sharono's picture

This dish is a family staple now and I love it - very flavorsome and packed with goodness. Those cooked tomatoes also very good for the man of the house too!

leonam00's picture

Very disappointed in this recipie, did for family and no one could eat it, seriously missing something.

mollymince's picture

i replaced the cod with Chicken as i forgot to defrost the fish. but it went together very well.

maple_lcfc's picture

Amazing for a tasty, healthy dinner. Also this tastes great with fish such as pollock. highly recommended

rachel's picture

Waitrose have a much tasiter version on their website ('Italian baked fish with tomatoes and olives' if you're interested)

claireeaglesham's picture

Excellent dish! Very easy to cook. I would have to say next time I cook it I will be adding some garlic and a handful of tiger prawns just to give some extra depth. The chilli flakes are a great addition for anyone who likes it hot.

hbcookie's picture

I usually add extra veg like courgettes and some chilli flakes.

monkhole's picture

Pretty bland, even with the addition of the chilli flakes.


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