One-pot fish with black olives & tomatoes

One-pot fish with black olives & tomatoes

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(55 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins


Serves 4
Five minutes on the hob, 15 minutes in the oven, this tasty fish dish is one-pot cooking at its best

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal223
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein34g
  • salt3.05g


  • 175g black olive in oil, stones removed
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g can chopped tomato



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

  • 4 boneless white fish fillets such as Icelandic cod or hoki, each weighing about 175g/6oz



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

To serve

  • chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • lemon wedges



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


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil from the olives in an ovenproof pan. Tip in the onion and stir well, leave to cook for a minute or two and then give it another good stir. Add the tomatoes and some salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then add the olives.

  2. Put the fish, skin side down, onto the sauce and drizzle over a splash more oil from the olive jar. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes until the fish is cooked. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve straight from the pan, with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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4th Feb, 2020
Great! Very quick so ideal for a mid week dinner. Added the chilli flakes to spice this up. I also included garlic. I didn't bother to put it in the oven
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11th Apr, 2019
Simple and tasty. And stable recipe - I tried a few times to cook it little different and it always was really good.
2nd Apr, 2018
Really simple and very, very tasty. The only additions were garlic as we both love it, and a lot of seasoning which isn't mentioned in the recipe. Did everything on the stove top rather than use the oven and served with some spaghetti. Definitely a keeper for a quick and tasty supper.
3rd May, 2015
This is a really simple, delicious meal. I didn't use the oven - just put the raw fish on top of the onion/tomato/olive mix and covered it all with a lid. It took about 15 minutes for the fish to be gently cooked.
18th May, 2014
Added garlic, courgettes and some mixed peppers and served with rice for the kids tea. Empty plates all round.
1st May, 2014
Healthy & delicious! Took longer to cook in the oven-needed a good 25 mins
10th Nov, 2013
I added half a tub of cream cheese and it was delicious
21st Jul, 2013
Fabulous yummy dinner for the whole family. We all loved it :-)
21st Jul, 2013
Really tasty, and extremely easy and quick. I thought the olives were a bit overpowering, so would halve those next time. Also added a couple of anchovy fillets and 2Tbsp capers, which worked really well. Will try variations with artichokes, garlic and chilli next time. Served with crusty olive bread to mop up the sauce.
4th Mar, 2013
Very easy to make. I added garlic, mixed herbs and a second tin of tomatoes. I also added some new potatoes when serving and it is delicious. I love the olives with the fish and didn't find it bland at all. I guess it depends on your taste. Used coley fish too which was the cheapest at the time.


2nd Jul, 2014
Can you freeze this dish? Cheers
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