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Baked Cod with Onion and Tomato

This is an extremely quick one to prepare BUT it takes a while to cook

Frozen cod onion and tomatoe with basil and olive oil

You’re going to need a few ingredients

  1. 1 Large Onion ( 2 Medium)
  2. 5 or 6 large tomatoes
  3. 2 – 3 Cod Filets ( I’ve used frozen here )
  4. Rice
  5. Herbs to taste … Basil some Sea Salt and olive oil

Steps:

  1. Start pre-heating your oven to 200ish Degrees C
  2. Chop up all your onion and place it into a oven read dish
  3. Place your cod filets on top spread out if possible
  4. Sprinkle some Basil onto the Cod
  5. Slice your tomatoes and layer on top of the Cod
  6. More basil and pour some olive oil over the whole thing
  7. Cover with tinfoil (I try to wrap it so it’s semi tight around the handles of the disk) and place into the oven for 30 ish minutes
  8. About 15 minutes in throw on your rice. (depending on how long your rice takes)
  9. with 5 – 10 minutes left of cooking time for your fish remove the tin foil so we start to boil off some of the juices.

Cooked cod in olive oil tomatoe and onion

And remove from the oven and serve. Very simple … VERY tasty Cod with onion, tomato and rice. Add more fresh basil if you’d like and serve

One Cod filet with rice onion and tomatoe

Mental note use better serving dish next time :)

Ciabatta with Basil Tomatoe and Onion

Ciabatta with Basil, Tomatoe and Onion

This is one of those quick and easy recipes that I love so much. It does however contain a large amount of butter so be warned.
I don’t generally have Ciabatta handy so I’m making do with a half a Baguette.

  1. Melt a good chunk of butter on a frying pan.
  2. Chop your shallots (or Red onion will do too .. normal onions I find require a good bit more cooking to get rid of any harshness). You want them fairly fine.
  3. Place shallots into the melted butter. Add some water so help prevent the butter drying too much. Reduce heat and let it bubble away
  4. Chop your tomatoes (I used 3 medium) again the smaller the better here you’re going to be spreading this on your bread. Add to the onion mixture. Add more butter if required (you want the mixture to be moist as it’s going to be spread all over your bread. Add some fresh basil if you have some. (Again I used a frozen basil mix that gives a really fresh taste)
  5. Spread your mixture over your baguette which you’ve split down the center (I like to keep it stuck together) Grate some emmental cheese on top and add some freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  6. Grill for 5 – 10 minutes (until the cheese is nicely melted on top) keeping an eye so it doesn’t burn

Enjoy :)

Ciabatta with tomato, onion, ham and cheese

So this is yet again another pretty quick and easy one to make. Its also probably not the best for you in terms of the amount of butter I put into it.

So it is Ciabatta with tomato,onion, ham and cheese .. you could grill or oven cook this depending on what you want to do

Ingredients

Ingredients you’ll need

  • I like to use vine cherry tomatoes they’ve got better flavour
  • I like ciabatta though I’ve used a baguette for this in the past as well
  • Red onion is a subtler flavour and less likely to repeat … this time I used some shallots
  • Butter .. this requires a good chunk depends on the amount of bread / ciabatta you’ve got. (as well as how crunchy you want it all – 50 to 100g)
  • A few slices of ham

You’ll want the usual herbs / spices as well (Basil if you’ve got some or maybe parsley .. and black pepper)

Shredded Ham

  1. Start pre heating your oven to 200C
  2. Chop up your onion pretty finely and fry up in the pan with some olive oil … (I like to add some water to cook the onion it helps kill some of the sharpness as well)
  3. Throw in the chopped up tomatoes
  4. Cook for a minute or two and add in the butter you should have a semi runny mix you want this to be runny
  5. Slice your ciabatta down the center and spread the mix evenly on it.
  6. Place in the over for a few minutes
  7. In the mean time shred up your ham (I just ripped it apart with my fingers)
  8. If your Ciabatta looks like its starting to brown take it out .. throw the ham on top and sprinkle some cheese on as well (I didn’t go crazy with the cheese) throw on some freshly ground pepper and some basil if you’ve got some (I didn’t have any handy)
  9. Back in the oven for another minute or two

And serve

Ciabatta End Result

Going to give this one a 7/10 its quick (less than 20 minutes) and tasty