Pancetta-wrapped fish with lemony potatoes

Pancetta-wrapped fish with lemony potatoes

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal521
  • fat25g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre5g
  • protein46g
  • salt1.6g
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  • 300g new potato
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 100g green bean
  • small handful black kalamata olives
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 chunky pollock fillets or another sustainable white fish
  • 4 slices pancetta or thinly sliced smoked streaky bacon
  • few tarragon sprigs, leaves picked



    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…


  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.

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Comments (17)

elaine32C's picture

So quick. So easy. So tasty. Will cook again.'s picture

This is so yum! I used snapper for the fish. I put the taters in first for 20mins then added the beans, olives etc for an extra 10mins then finally the fish for 12 mins. The pancetta didn't crisp one bit :( I ended up crisping under the grill after and cut it up into bits over the fish.. This dish will be a regular!

Ashleigh Kent-Stallwood's picture

Very, very tasty - I can see this becoming a regular in our house! I didn't pre-boil my potatoes, just popped them into a baking dish with the oil, lemon zest and some seasoning (I left out the olives) and cooked for 35 minutes. Then I added in the green beans (I also added a couple of handfuls of peas and a bag of asparagus) and cooked for a further 12 minutes.

ingun40's picture

I made this for a dinner party for six - I used a jar of sun dried tomatoes instead of olives. It was absolutely delicious and everyone loved the dish. Will definitely make it again - next time I will put the dish in the oven without the cod for about 10 minutes and then cook it with the cod for a further 20 minutes. This can be prepared before your guests arrive, brilliant!!

Noirin N's picture

Delish, cooked with snapper and sweet potato, great flavours. Fish took longer than mentioned, will repeat this

Noirin N's picture

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

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

Great dish and very easy to make.

cshobbs's picture

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

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

sammarlowuk's picture

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 and don't forget if you're using pancetta, make sure it's the flat, not the round variety!

honeypig's picture

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

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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