Baked Piri-Pira Tilapia With Crushed Potatoes

Baked Piri-Pira Tilapia With Crushed Potatoes


A healthy low-fat, low-calorie fish dish that's bursting with flavour as well as being rich in fibre, folate, iron and vitamin C.


- 600g small new potatoes

- 2 red peppers, cut into chunky pieces

- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

- Drizzle of extra Virgin olive oil

- 4 large pieces tilapia or cod

- Green salad to serve

For the piri-piri sauce

- 6 hot pickled peppers

- 1 tsp chilli flakes

- 2 garlic cloves

- Juice and zest 1 lemon

- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

- 1 tbsp smoked paprika


1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Boil the potatoes until knife-tender, then drain. Spread out on a large baking tray and gently crush with the back of a spatula. Add the peppers, drizzle with the vinegar and oil, season well and roast for 25 mins.

2. Put the piri-piri ingredients in a food processor with some salt. Purée until fine, then pour into a bowl. Put the fish on a baking tray and spoon over some of the piri-piri sauce. Season and bake for the final 10 mins of the potatoes’ cooking time. Serve everything with the extra sauce and a green salad on the side.

Credit: Jennifer Joyce, Good Food Magazine