Baked fish with cherry/ vine tomatoes and basil – Quick & easy

Sea Bream cooked with basil & vine tomatoes

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.



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