Roasted fish Italian style

Roasted fish Italian style

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Cook: 25 mins - 30 mins


Serves 4
Jazz up white fish, Italian-style

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  • 4 fillets of firm white fish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 500g cherry tomatoes
  • 50g black olive
  • 25g pine nut
  • large handful of fresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/ conventional 200C/gas 6. Take the fish fillets with the skin on, and season with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and cook the fillets skin side down for 2-3 minutes until just crisp. Transfer to a large roasting tin, skin side down.

  2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and scatter around the fillets. Cut the olives in half and scatter over the tomatoes, followed by the pine nuts. Season.

  3. Put the tray in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until the fish is tender. Remove from the oven and scatter the tomatoes with a the basil leaves. Spoon onto four warm plates and top each with fish. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil.

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Comments (26)

catie74's picture

The kids love this served with rice and green beans. My 7 year old cooks most of it and puts in extra olives as all 3 children love them

cshobbs's picture

This was easy but didn't taste of much. I used skinless river cobbler. We don't like olives so I thought it would be nice to add some green veg such as green beans or broccoli.

cami_1983's picture

Very quick & easy. I ate it with some rice and it was a really tasty dinner. Great if your watching what you eat.

brocon's picture

This was okay but I found it a little tasteless, I think it would be fairly low in calories and quite healthy, it was simple to make and it didn't involve a lot of ingredients - might make it again and add something to it.

fairypetal's picture

Made this for a dinner party, and It was loved by all...even got asked for the recipe..nice and light meal..served with new potatoes and broccoli...

babsfazekas's picture

I see most people loved this so I'm guessing it must have been the fish I used, but this came out awful. We couldn't finish it and will be binning the leftovers. I'm working with fish available in Australia and went with Nile Perch which was my downfall. The fish wasn't firm at all and tasted way too 'fishy' which didn't work with the Mediterranean flavours at all. I imagined this would be lovely, so I might give it a tentative go another time with different fish, but this attempt has left a really bad taste in my mouth.

junerooney's picture

So quick and easy not to mention tasty for such few ingredients. Used skinless cod to cut down on cooking process, ready within 15 mins. Not keen on olives so removed and used lemon juice, mixed herbs on bed of puy lentils.

quinner's picture

What would be the calorie count of this?

catbail's picture

I used skinless fish so didn't need to fry it first. So easy, and we all loved it.

joanna1972's picture

So very easy to cook, also made it with chicken for my daughter who doesn't like fish...wonderful for a hot summers day! Served with boiled potatoes and salad!!!

looloo66's picture

absolutely delicious... very light so made it with some pesto pasta for a more substantial meal!

njh123321's picture

Wow. Have just found a new and delicious recipe. thank you. I used tilapia fillets (which happened to be on offer) and added some asparagus to the dish. Didn't need to fry first as the tilapia was skinless and quite thin. So easy and tasty, Will definitely make again.

123k80's picture

Made this for tea this evening and it was simple, quick, light & tasty. I would make this again.

catbail's picture

Delicious and so easy - I added the basil leaves about a minute before the end so they just started to roast and give off their gorgeous flavour. A definite regular from now on.

Lovely72's picture

Very light & tasty for a dish so easy - did without pine nuts (as didn't have any!) but still good - will try again with next time. Served with new pots & green beans.

loulabelle9's picture

Easy peasy dinner party food. So simple but very tasty, I used red and yellow toms which made the dish look pretty with the basil.Served with parmesan roast potatoes, my guests loved it!

dancingbunny's picture

Tasty and healthy, a perfect summery dish! We had it with some ciabatta bread.

pebils007's picture

Excellent quick & tasty meal, loved the smell of the roasting basil when I opened the oven! Replaced pine nuts with almonds which I had on hand. Used Yellow tail fish (South Africa), served with steamed sweet potato and carrots. Yummies!

kerryburnett's picture

Delicious! Tried it with monkfish, would use cod next time though. Served with a sundried tomato mash (mix in oil from sundried tomato jar and chopped up tomatoes - fantastic!)

chedges's picture

pretty delicious, fresh and simple.


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