For a brilliant midweek supper that children can get involved with, this simple baked fish recipe uses cod in tomato sauce would go well with a piece of crusty bread as an accompaniment, and it's quick to make. Add some fresh herbs if you like, to make this children's cod dish from Andy Waters really sing. 

Take a look at our collection of tomato recipes for more ways to use this versatile ingredient.

Method
1.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Rinse the rice under cold water for 1-2 minutes and set aside to drain
2.
Add the rice and water to a pan and place over a high heat. Bring to the boil, then cover and reduce to the lowest heat possible
3.
Cook for 35-40 minutes, stirring after this time to make sure all the water has been absorbed
4.
Meanwhile, squeeze the olives between your thumb and forefinger to remove the pips
Room for a little one
Squashing the olives is a task made for kids. Make sure they do it over a bowl to avoid making a big mess
5.
Place the tomatoes, olives, garlic, capers and sugar into an ovenproof pan and cook gently on a low to medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
6.
Carefully place the fish into the pan and spoon over the tomato sauce to make sure the cod is completely submerged
7.
Bring the sauce back to a gentle simmer and then place into the oven to cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the cod is cooked through and tender
8.
Dish the cod up onto plates along with the brown rice and scatter the basil leaves over the top. Spoon over the remaining sauce and serve immediately
Room for a little one
Leave the little ones in charge of tearing the basil and scattering over the finished dish. It’s a nice way to signal the start of dinnertime!
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Ingredients

Cod with tomato sauce

To serve

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

456
23%

Sugars

13g
14%

Fat

7g
9%

Saturates

1g
6%

Salt

945mg
16%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
For a fantastic family dinner that's quick to make, this baked cod recipe with tomato sauce is truly lovely