Baked cod with tomato and basil September 1, 2012 by Baked cod with tomato and basil Print recipe Print with all photos Print with main photo Print text only Serves 1 Prep time 5 minutes Cook time 30 minutes Total time 35 minutes asdasdasdasd Lunch, Main Dish Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot Ingredients 1 Medium Cod fillet 1 Shallot (finely chopped) 1 clove Garlic (finely chopped) 4 Medium Ripe tomatoes 1 handful Fresh basil leaves 1 drizzle Olive oil 1 dash Balsamic Vinegar Directions Step 1 Put the chopped shallot in a heavy bottomed pan with a drizzle of olive oil and cook over a medium heat for 6-8 minutes, till it softens and goes translucent Step 2 Meanwhile, skin the tomatoes by plunging them in a bowl of boiling water for a minute. Chop roughly Step 3 Add the garlic to the shallot and cook for a minute Step 4 Add in the chopped tomatoes and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Cook over a low heat stirring occasionally for 15 minutes or so till it is reduced down and thick. Add salt and pepper to taste. Step 5 Heat the oven to 180c and put the cod, skin side down in a small ovenproof dish. Season with salt and pepper, then top with a spoonful of the tomato mix Step 6 Cook for 15-20 minutes (depending on the thickness of the cod) Step 7 Garnish with torn basil leaves Note This makes enough tomato sauce for 3 or 4 servings, but the sauce keeps well and can be used with pasta for a quick lunch.