This Cod with pesto crust recipe is a tasty and quick dish that delivers a meal full of flavour. The pesto gives the meal a tasty Italian twist and the basil and garlic really complement the firm white flesh of the cod. The extra parmesan delivers perfect cheesy flavour and some crunch and crispness.

Cod From Walter Purkis

Cod is one of the most popular fish for UK consumers. They are a cold-water species that are found in waters all around the UK. They are far more common around the UK in autumn and winter. The younger smaller fish however do remain around the UK all year. As with many fish cod form into large, loose shoals when they are small but become solitary once they reach larger sizes.

Because we like to have the best quality and selection of fish on our counter for our customers and because catches vary with each boat (plus regional and seasonal differences) we source from a variety of different markets and suppliers. If you want to know more about the fish you are buying and where it is sourced from you will find the information on our shop labels.

Ingredients For Cod With Pesto Crust

2 cod fillets from Walter Purkis & Sons
1 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh pesto
25g grated parmesan
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Method For Cod With Pesto Crust

Heat the oven to 180c. Lightly oil a piece of foil or baking parchment and place in a baking dish.

Put the fish in the foil and spoon over 1 tbsp of fresh pesto; top with the grated parmesan. Wrap up the parcel and cook for 10 minutes.

Unwrap the parcel and cook for another 5 minutes for the cheese to brown.

Serve with vegetables/potatoes with the cooking juices poured over.

This cod with pesto recipe comes from Give them a visit for more great fishy recipes.