Roasted Cod with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella Recipe

Tomato, basil, and mozzarella
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    30 mins
Ratings (15)

Cod topped with fresh cherry tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella makes an elegant yet simple dish. This baked dish is fast and easy. Feel free to substitute halibut or monkfish for the cod.

What You'll Need

  • 2 (8-ounce) cod fillets, skinned and pin-boned
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 handfuls of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 handful of fresh basil, leaved picked from stems
  • 1 ball of buffalo mozzarella, finely sliced
  • 1 handful of grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Place the cod fillets in an oiled roasting pan or an earthenware dish. Drizzle with olive oil and season. Place the tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella slices on top of the fillets. Sprinkle over the Parmesan, drizzle over some olive oil, and bake at the top of the preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, until golden.

Yield: 2 servings

Recipe Source: Happy Days with the Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver (Hyperion)
Reprinted with permission.