Fish parcels with romesco sauce & veg

Fish parcels with romesco sauce & veg

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


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

  • leftover romesco sauce only
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal435
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein38g
  • salt0.7g


  • 2 firm white fish fillets (we used cod)
  • 4 lemon slices



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

  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 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…

  • ½ cauliflower, cut into wedges



    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 10 spring onions, ends trimmed, roots left intact
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 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)



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • ½ tsp sherry vinegar


  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.

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koolk_2009's picture
8th Mar, 2018
Really enjoyed this dish, I had to steam the cauliflower for about 15 minutes, but it was lovely after being crisped up. The romesco sauce was a little vinegary, but I used balsamic which was probably too strong.
20th May, 2014
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
14th Feb, 2014
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
23rd Jan, 2014
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.
9th Jan, 2014
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!
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