Fish parcels with romesco sauce & veg

Fish parcels with romesco sauce & veg

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level



Serves 2

Romesco sauce is made from peppers, almonds, chilli and garlic. Team with white fish and a cauliflower and spring onion mix

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • leftover romesco sauce only
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 2 firm white fish fillets (we used cod)
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cauliflower, cut into wedges
  • 10 spring onions, ends trimmed, roots left intact
  • 1 slice sourdough bread, torn into chunks
  • 1 red chilli (deseeded if you don't like it too hot)
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 10 blanched almonds
  • 2 ready-roasted red peppers, from a jar
  • 1 tomato, peeled (see tip, below)
  • ½ tsp sherry vinegar

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  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put each fish fillet on a large piece of baking parchment and top each with a few slices of lemon and a sprig of thyme. Drizzle with 1 tsp of the oil and season. Fold over the top edges of each piece of parchment to make a seal, then scrunch up the ends like a sweet wrapper. Put the parcels on a baking sheet and bake in oven for 15 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, steam the cauliflower for 4 mins, then add the spring onions for 3 mins more or until tender. Pat dry, then toss the veg in 2 tsp olive oil and season. In a large frying pan, toast the bread pieces in the remaining oil, then add the chilli and garlic, and cook for 1 min. Tip into a food processor with the nuts, peppers, tomato and vinegar, and pulse until you have a rough paste. Season and put to one side.
  3. Wipe then heat the frying pan. Add the cauliflower wedges and spring onions, and cook for a few mins each side to brown. Serve alongside the fish and sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2014

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aheffron's picture
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We love this simple romesco sauce! It's become a staple in our house. I only drop a star because we have not repeated the rest of the recipe

reevey's picture

Easy meal packed full of flavour. My fish took a bit longer than the recipe but it was a thick piece of cod. Easy to adapt for one and adjustable taste to suit personal liking. Cauliflower cooked just right and tasted gorgeous, would eat it again and used the cauliflower as a side dish with other meals

michellestack21's picture

Maybe just the organic cauliflower I bought but I steamed for three times longer than the recipe and it was still barely edible. Sauce was just okay. Altogether just okay.

charlotte_joanne's picture
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The sauce and fish are delicious - its a lovely quick supper. The cauliflower/ spring onion side is rather boring and I would leave it out another time and add another vegetable mix with more flavour!