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Pesto crusted Cod Hash

I set out to use some Cod fillets I had and top it with maybe Pesto, then use what I could find in the fridge to cobble together a dinner. So, I added in a tin of new potatoes and a bit of bacon, but after baking them separately I thought, why not combine this into a hash? so I did lol. You can of course do this at the beginning instead of halfway through as I did lol making it a one pot meal. This feeds 2 but it's easy to double up on the quantities to feed 4. Combining the unique sun-dried tomato, garlic & cheesy flavours of pesto with smoky bacon and the delicate flavours of cod this dish is full of yummy flavours. It's speedy and filling and using frozen cod fillets can be very economical. Its also easy to adapt by swapping cod for pollock or salmon, green pesto for red or bacon for pancetta. You can bulk it out by adding extra vegetables too and even a sprinkle of Parmesan.. It really is very versatile and its easy to adapt to you and your families tastes. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x

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Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

 2 Cod Fillets
 2 tbsp Red Pesto
 1 handful of baby Spinach
 1 tbsp Breadcrumbs
 4 Rashers of bacon
 1 Tin of new potatoes(400g)
 2 Spring onion
 6 baby plum tomatoes
 1 pinch S&P

1

Prep:- defrost the fish (if using frozen)
Slice the potatoes, tomatoes, spring onions.
Shred the spinach

2

Place the fish skin side (darker side)down on a baking tray and season with S&P

3

Spread 2 tsp of Pesto over each fillet

4

Add the shredded spinach onto the pesto

5

Add the breadcrumbs on top. Bake at 180° for 8-10mns.
You can of course mix the pesto,spinach and breadcrumbs together if you prefer.

6

Fry the bacon till crispy then set aside

7

Add the sliced potatoes into the pan you used for the bacon and fry gently for 2 mns

8

Add the spring onion and tomatoes and continue to fry for 1-2mns

9

Add the cooked bacon

10

Transfer to an ovenproof dish.add the remaining Pesto and gentle stir through

11

Place the cod fillets on top.

12

Place back in the oven for 5 mns or until the fish is fully cooked

13

To Serve-Garnish with Parsley, season with S&P and serve hot with a side of crusty bread

14

Easy swaps-
Cod for Haddock,Pollock, Salmon.
Tinned potatoes for fresh.
Red pesto for Green
Bacon for Pancetta.
Spinach for Parsley.

Ingredients

 2 Cod Fillets
 2 tbsp Red Pesto
 1 handful of baby Spinach
 1 tbsp Breadcrumbs
 4 Rashers of bacon
 1 Tin of new potatoes(400g)
 2 Spring onion
 6 baby plum tomatoes
 1 pinch S&P

Directions

1

Prep:- defrost the fish (if using frozen)
Slice the potatoes, tomatoes, spring onions.
Shred the spinach

2

Place the fish skin side (darker side)down on a baking tray and season with S&P

3

Spread 2 tsp of Pesto over each fillet

4

Add the shredded spinach onto the pesto

5

Add the breadcrumbs on top. Bake at 180° for 8-10mns.
You can of course mix the pesto,spinach and breadcrumbs together if you prefer.

6

Fry the bacon till crispy then set aside

7

Add the sliced potatoes into the pan you used for the bacon and fry gently for 2 mns

8

Add the spring onion and tomatoes and continue to fry for 1-2mns

9

Add the cooked bacon

10

Transfer to an ovenproof dish.add the remaining Pesto and gentle stir through

11

Place the cod fillets on top.

12

Place back in the oven for 5 mns or until the fish is fully cooked

13

To Serve-Garnish with Parsley, season with S&P and serve hot with a side of crusty bread

14

Easy swaps-
Cod for Haddock,Pollock, Salmon.
Tinned potatoes for fresh.
Red pesto for Green
Bacon for Pancetta.
Spinach for Parsley.

Pesto crusted Cod Hash

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