Cod & Aubergine Tapenade Recipe
Fish & Seafood

Cod & Aubergine Tapenade Recipe

Serves 4
Preparation time 12 minutes
Cooking time 35–40 minutes
1 aubergine, cut into chunks
1 garlic clove, sliced
olive oil spray
4 thick, line-caught cod fillets, about 150 g (5 oz) each
finely grated rind of ½ lemon
2 teaspoons finely chopped lemon thyme
2 teaspoons olive oil
1–2 tablespoons black olive tapenade
1 –2 tablespoons fat-free Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted (optional)
salt and pepper

Cod & Aubergine Tapenade Recipe
Put the aubergine in a foil-lined roasting tin, scatter with the garlic, season with salt and pepper and spray with a little olive oil. Cover tightly with foil and place in a preheated oven, 180°C (350°F), Gas Mark 4, for 35–40 minutes or until the aubergine is tender.

Meanwhile, place a cod fillet in the centre of a piece of foil or nonstick baking paper. Scatter with a little lemon rind, lemon thyme and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over ½ teaspoon of the olive oil, then fold the foil or paper over several times to make a small parcel. Repeat with the remaining cod fillets. Place the parcels on a baking sheet and bake in the oven 12 minutes before the end of the aubergine cooking time, until the fish is just cooked through. Leave to rest.

Remove the aubergine from the oven and place in a food processor or blender with the black olive tapenade and Greek yogurt. Blend until almost smooth, season to taste and scrape into a bowl.

Serve the cod on a bed of steamed green beans, scattered with the pine nuts, if using, and with the aubergine and yogurt purée on the side.

For baked lemon sole & capers, place 4 lemon sole fillets on a large, foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with the lemon rind, lemon thyme and 1 teaspoon rinsed and drained capers, chopped. Drizzle with the olive oil, then season with pepper. Cover tightly with foil and place in the preheated oven for 8–10 minutes or until the fish is just cooked and flakes easily. Serve as above.

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