Sunday, 12 October 2014

Baked fish with Pesto

Pollock is a fantastic fish.  It's always worth checking but it's generally more available than cod or haddock and the other great thing is it's a source of Omega 3 healthy oils (cod isn't.)  The other benefit is pollock is cheap.  It's often sold as "white fish" in the UK, especially if sold frozen but if you look at the detail you see what it is.

Great for a fish pie but also a great backdrop for strong flavours like this.

Baked fish with pesto

Baked Fish with Pesto - Serves 1


90g, 3oz Pollock or other white fish fillet
1 rounded tsp red pesto
2 tbsp (or enough to cover) grated extra mature (extra sharp) cheddar or parmesan


Defrost the fish if frozen.

Preheat the oven to 180oC, 350F, Gas Mark 5.

Lay the fish onto a baking dish.  Spread the pesto on top then sprinkle with the cheese.

Baked pollock with pesto

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through (this will depend on the thickness of your fillet.)


  1. So easy! I love baked fish and never would've thought about the pesto and cheese combo.


    SSG xxx

    1. No problem! Wait till I post my parsnip mash. I can do 'simple' :-)


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