- 3 mixed peppers, deseeded and sliced
Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…
- 2 red onions, cut into wedges
- 3 courgettes, cut into rounds
The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 tsp dried oregano
Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…
- 50g black olive
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 tbsp dried breadcrumb
- zest ½ lemon, plus wedges to serve
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- 1 tsp crushed black peppercorn
- 3 frozen white fish fillets (such as cod, haddock or pollack)
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 1 medium egg, beaten
Toss the vegetables with the garlic, herbs, olives and oil. Season and tip onto a tray lined with baking parchment. Open-freeze the veg until solid, then transfer to a large freezer bag and put in the freezer.
Whizz the breadcrumbs until fine, then toast for a few secs in a dry frying pan, shaking to prevent them burning. Tip into a bowl and mix with the lemon zest, pepper and a large pinch of salt. Tip into a small freezer bag and pop in the freezer. Both the vegetables and crumbs can be frozen for up to 3 months.
To cook from frozen, heat oven to 200C/220C fan/gas 7. Tip the vegetables into a roasting tin and cook for 15 mins. Meanwhile, dust the frozen fish in flour, brush lightly with the egg and cover with the frozen breadcrumbs. Pop the fish onto a grill rack and sit above the veg. Bake for 25 mins until the fish is cooked. Serve with lemon wedges.
Make it gluten-freeUse gluten-free breadcrumbs and flour.
Freezer tip for making lemon and pepper fishDon’t throw away stale bread. Whizz it to crumbs and freeze for an instant stash of breadcrumbs.