Cod fillets with a vegetable sauces

What are we going to eat today? How often do you ask thos question?

 Do you often go to the store for grocery without an idea what to cook for dinner? Or even what you’re in a mood for? It is happening to me  to decide very last moment what to cook, what products it will need for the dish, and do I have it home, and most likely I always forget something. Guess I am not the only one.?

Luckily the last months of the year have so many holidays with a different tradition, culture and a cuisine. And while I am checking at the BBC Good food for seasonal inspiration and how to make a mince pie dough my mom is texting to remind me that today we have to eat fish for dinner because it is St. Nicolas.

As a Christian we a going through a fasting period before Christmas and since the day of  St. Nicolas is always in this period, the feast is celebrated according to the fasting rules. This refers to the eating of a restricted diet –  (no animal products or dairy products) such as fish.

So here I am running to the fish shop before it is closed (because google maps say so) and being really surprised to see that there is no more fish store. So when was the last time we have fresh fish?? Luckily the big supermarkets have a big assortment of fish, carefully choosing a cod fillet and the first part of the preparation is done. 

Here is the recipe and dinner is ready for less than 30min.


  • 300g cod fillet
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 Lemon
Preparation: Place the fillets in a baking pan covered with layer of olive oil. Sprinkle fresh chopped parsley, black pepper and salt on the top of the fillets. Bake for 20 min at 180 degrees with a fan.

In the meantime bring water to boil and chopped the vegetables and put them to cook. Once they are soft a cooked use a kitchen robot to make the sauce.

Serve the fish hot with a slice of lemon and cover with the vegetable sauce.

And just because we really like mashed potatoes I placed the fillets on the top of a mashed potatoes layer. No surprise for the recipe – just use you’re favourite one 😉.



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