Pancetta-wrapped fish with lemony potatoes

Pancetta-wrapped fish with lemony potatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Wrap up sustainable white fish in crispy bacon and serve as an all-in-one tray bake with potatoes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
521
protein
46g
carbs
26g
fat
25g
saturates
6g
fibre
5g
sugar
3g
salt
1.6g

Ingredients

  • 300g new potatoes
  • 100g green beans
  • small handful black kalamata olives
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chunky pollack fillets or another sustainable white fish
  • 4 slices pancetta or thinly sliced smoked streaky bacon
  • few tarragon sprigs, leaves picked

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the potatoes in a pan of water and boil for 10-12 mins until tender. Add the beans for the final 2-3 mins. Drain well and slice the potatoes in half. Tip into a roomy baking dish and toss with the olives, lemon zest and oil. Season well.
  2. Season the fish and wrap with the pancetta or bacon. Place on top of the potatoes. Bake for 10-12 mins until cooked through, then add a squeeze of lemon juice and scatter with tarragon before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2012

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Noirin N's picture
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Delish, cooked with snapper and sweet potato, great flavours. Fish took longer than mentioned, will repeat this

Noirin N's picture
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Delish ..Used red snapper and enjoyed this with sweet potatoes and spicy sauce

claudiathecrunch's picture

We really enjoyed this dish! Made with salmon instead. After boiling the potatoes, I put them in the oven for 20mins by themselves to add a bit of colour, then added the rest to it.

joanna1972's picture
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This went down a storm in my house...go for pancetta as opposed to bacon, gives a much more authentic taste, plus I feel bacon would be far too heavy for the fish...and as for the lemony potatoes soft and flavourful yumminess!

BenGman's picture
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Great dish and very easy to make.

cshobbs's picture
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Good and easy. However I was disappointed that the bacon wasn't crispy - next time I will try with pancetta!

lilmssquirrel's picture

Had no olives so sliced four sundried tomatoes. Lush! Only disappointment was that potatoes didn't colour on baking. Next time I will pop them in a frying pan for a few mins.

lozandjon's picture
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I love this recipe. It's so easy to make yet so full of flavour.

sammarlowuk's picture
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We used barramundi in this recipe and it was absolutely delicious. The combination of flavours is amazing and this would work equally well for a midweek supper or for dinner with friends. The fish did take a little longer to cook though... check out the recipe on my blog http://www.theannoyedthyroid.com/2012/08/25/pancetta-wrapped-fish-with-l... and don't forget if you're using pancetta, make sure it's the flat, not the round variety!

honeypig's picture
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this meal is perfect for a hot summers day as it's really light and fresh tasting. comes with the added bonus of being virtually effortless too which is exactly what you want when the british humidity has exhausted you.
i also placed tarragon sprigs onto the fillets before wrapping with the pancetta which gave it an extra depth without overtaking the subtle flavour of the white fish.
have added it to my binder. highly recommended!

thesadlers's picture
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Nice, tasty and easy - a good midweek dinner

cath79's picture

This was quite nice and very easy make. Took a little longer to cook than recipe stated.

boltonc89's picture

We missed out the olives and it worked just as well. Really easy and tasty recipe!

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