Two readers have asked me for quick, simple recipes that are ideal for when you come home tired from work. This recipe is the first of many on this topic.
- Filleted fish or whole fish with the innards (entrails) removed
- Cherry or vine tomatoes
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Sprigs of basil
- Olive oil
- 1 Fresh lemon
- A pinch of salt
Step 1 – Preheat your oven at 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Step 2 - Place the fish onto a sheet of baking foil that is large enough to be used to encase the fish.
Step 3 – Squeeze the fresh lemon onto the fish and add olive oil, salt as well as the sprigs of basil. Place the cherry/vine tomatoes with the fish. If you use vine tomatoes, it is worth including the vine with the tomatoes as this will give a wonderful aroma to the finished dish.
Step 4 – Seal the edges of the baking foil to enclose the fish with the cherry/vine tomatoes, ensuring that the foil is closed tightly to prevent any steam from escaping.
Step 5 – Place the parcel of fish onto a baking tray into the oven and cook for approximately 15 minutes, ensuring that the fish is cooked through.
Tasty served with a salad, or with boiled potatoes and other cooked vegetables.