Roast cod with bacon, tomatoes and basil recipe

Every Tuesday on the Majestic blog we feature a recipe from the delicious. magazine website matched up with the perfect wine pairings. It’s Bottoms up Tuesday!

This week the delicious. team cooks up a sustainably-caught cod to make this tasty fish supper, paired up with the perfect wine matches. For a printable version please visit the delicious. recipe page.


  • 4 sustainably-caught cod steaks
  • 2-4 rashers streaky bacon
  • 250g mini plum tomatoes, halved
  • A splash of balsamic vinegar
  • A handful fresh basil leaves, to serve


  1. Drizzle a roasting tin with a little oil and add the cod steaks, skin-side down. Cut the rashers of streaky bacon into small pieces and scatter over the fish with the mini plum tomatoes. Season and add a splash of balsamic vinegar over each cod steak.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6 for 10-12 minutes. Scatter with a handful fresh basil leaves to serve.

Mike’s Wine Matches

Pinot Grigio Superiore 2010/2011 Cantina Breganze

A vibrant Pinot Grigio that offers much more character and class than some. The mouth-watering citrus fruit flavours and subtle floral aromas provide a a great base for any fish dish but it is the acidity in this wine which will work perfectly with the salty bacon and tomatoes.

Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc 2010/2011 Marlborough

From the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, where Goldwater Estates practises sustainable viticulture and strict grape selection comes a wine offering masses of elderberry fruit and raspberry leaf aromas and exhibits an excellent minerally finish along the lines of Sancerre. A perfect match to a simply mid week fish dish such as this.

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