Provençale Crusted Cod with Provençale Tomatoes
This is virtually an all-in-one meal cooked under the grill, except perhaps it needs a few new potatoes and a green salad to accompany it.
This recipe is from Delia's One Is Fun!. Serves 1
First of all pre-heat the grill, then in a basin simply mix the breadcrumbs, herbs, garlic and lemon zest with half the lemon juice and the 2 tablespoons of olive oil until thoroughly blended.
Then season well with salt and freshly milled pepper. Next oil a small baking sheet or fireproof gratin dish, then place the fish on this along with the tomatoes cut into halves. Now spread two-thirds of the breadcrumb mixture over the fish, pressing it firmly into the flesh. Spoon the rest over the tomato halves. Sprinkle a few more drops of olive oil over everything, then place the whole lot under the grill – at the position furthest away from the heat – and grill for 10-15 minutes or until the fish is cooked and the crust is crisp.
Serve straight away with the rest of the lemon juice sprinkled over the fish.