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Oven Baked Cod with Pesto Crust

Perk up any piece of fish or meat with a fabulously simple pesto crust. This is a quick and easy recipe but incredibly tasty at the same time.

Categories: Fish, Pesto

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes



  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 75g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 4 white fish fillets such as cod or haddock (about 150g-250g each)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC (fan assisted)/400ºF/Gas Mark 6.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the Filippo Berio Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, lemon zest, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Place the fish onto a large baking tray and top with the pesto and breadcrumb mixture
  4. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the fish is cooked. The fish should be opaque and the crust golden
  5. Serve with steamed green beans coated with a tsp of Filippo Berio Classic Pesto.

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Sundried Tomato Pesto

Made with 40.2% delicious sundried tomatoes, fresh Ligurian basil, Grana Padano cheese, cashew nuts and Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Simply stir our sundried tomato pesto into pasta for a convenient and delicious meal. Or why not top with grated cheese and grill for a richer flavour.

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