Baked Basque Fish

Pescado asado a la Vasca

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Floyd on Spain

By Keith Floyd

Published 1992

  • About

The Basque people certainly know how to make the best of fish. Fresh cod holds its own in Basque cooking — here’s a good example.


  • You will need four pieces of foil, 30cm (12 inches) square


Position a piece of fish on each buttered foil square. Mix together all the vegetables and divide them up equally to cover the fish. Top each little pile of vegetables with half a bay leaf and 2 tablespoons wine, followed by a good squeeze of lemon juice. Season well, then fold the edges of the foil together to make four slightly baggy parcels.

Pop these parcels on to a baking sheet and