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Chimichurri fish traybake recipe

Chimichurri fish traybake recipe

47 ratings

With a homemade chimichurri sauce and flaky basa fillets, this vibrant traybake recipe really spices up dinnertime. Chimichurri, made with fresh herbs, fragrant spices, garlic and chilli, is the perfect partner for delicate fish. Add chunky sweet potatoes and peppers for an impressive family dinner idea. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 330 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 small sweet potatoes (about 700g), scrubbed and cut into wedges
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 red peppers, thickly sliced
  • ½ x 100g pack fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp crushed chillies
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 265g pack skinless boneless basa fillets, halved widthways
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    11g 15%
  • Saturates

    2g 11%
  • Sugars

    17g 19%
  • Salt

    0.7g 11%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 46g Protein 15.6g Fibre 8.4g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the sweet potato, onion and peppers in a large roasting tin.
  2. To make the chimichurri dressing, put the parsley, oil, vinegar, garlic, crushed chillies, paprika and 1 tsp oregano into a food processor. Blitz until the parsley is finely chopped and you have a thick sauce; season to taste.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of the sauce to the veg in the tin and toss together. Scatter over the remaining oregano, then roast for 25-30 mins until the vegetables are just tender. Top with the fish fillets and return to the oven for 5-10 mins until the fish is cooked through.
  4. Add 2-3 tbsp cold water to the remaining sauce and stir well to make a pourable dressing. Spoon over the roasted veg and sh to serve.

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