- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 1 small aubergine, about 250g/9oz, roughly chopped
Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…
- ½ tsp ground paprika
A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 400g can chopped tomato
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…
- 1 tsp dark or light muscovado sugar
- 8 large basil leaves, plus a few extra for sprinkling
- 4 4x175g/6oz firm skinless white fish fillets, such as haddock
Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and stirfry the onion and aubergine. After about 4 minutes the vegetables will start to turn golden but won’t be soft yet, so cover with a lid and let the vegetables steam-fry in their own juices for 6 minutes – this helps them to soften without needing to add any extra oil.
Stir in the paprika, garlic, tomatoes and sugar with 1⁄2 tsp salt and cook for another 8-10 minutes, stirring, until onion and aubergine are tender.
Scatter in the basil leaves then nestle the fish in the sauce, cover the pan and cook for 6-8 minutes until the fish flakes when tested with a knife and the flesh is firm but still moist. Tear over the rest of the basil and serve with a salad and crusty bread.