Cod with olives & crispy pancetta

Cod with olives & crispy pancetta

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(17 ratings)

Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins


Serves 4

With just a can of chopped tomatoes, a fillet of cod and some final flourishes, you can whip up this simple fish supper in a matter of minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal290
  • fat16g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein31g
  • salt1.5g
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  • 100g pack olives & sundried tomatoes
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 skinless cod fillets



    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

  • 8 slices thin pancetta



    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…


  1. Mix the olives & sundried tomatoes with the chopped tomatoes, then season. Tip the sauce into a casserole dish, top with the fish and drizzle over 2 tbsp olive oil. Bake at 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 15-20 mins or until the fish is just cooked. Heat a medium frying pan until hot, add the pancetta and cook on both sides for 1 min or until crisp. Top the fish with shards of the pancetta.

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14th Apr, 2020
Very simple quick and tasty. I added onions, garlic and oregano to the tomatoes as I didn't have olives. Cooked the fish for about 10 mins in the tomatoes on the hob instead of the oven. Will make this again!
Frantic Flapjack
5th Sep, 2018
This tasted lovely. I didn't use any pancetta though. Served with creamy mashed potatoes and broccoli.
27th Nov, 2017
Bake the sauce for 10-15 minutes (add some garlic) then add the fish and cook for further 10. Cod does not need 20 minutes. Simple dish with enough taste to make this a keeper and a good base for additions - chorizo, chilli, peppers etc
6th Apr, 2017
Oh my lord this was delicious. Really simple but so big on flavour. I ended up adding up a bit of garlic and basil to the tomatoes which worked really well.
carmichael's picture
4th Feb, 2019
Can this recipe be frozen
goodfoodteam's picture
4th Feb, 2019
Thanks for your question. We don't recommend this one for freezing as the cod will become overcooked when reheating but if you have leftovers, it's perfectly safe to freeze so that it doesn't go to waste. It'll taste fine but the cod will break up.
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