What’s for tea, Christine? Pancetta wrapped fish with lemon potatoes

If we are not talking about music in the Talking About My Generation newsroom then we are thinking about our bellies and sharing our top scran ideas.

Here our Trafford reporter – Christine Duffin – shares one of her favourite recipes; Pancetta wrapped fish with lemon potatoes – from BBC Good Foods


300g new potatoes

100g green beans

Small handful of black kalamata olives

Zest and juice of one lemon

2 tbsp of olive oil

2 chunky white fish fillets

4 slices of pancetta or thinly sliced smoked streaky bacon

Few tarragon sprigs, leaves picked


Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the potatoes in a pan of water and boil for 10-12 mins until tender. Add the beans for the final 2-3 mins. Drain well and slice the potatoes in half. Tip into a roomy baking dish and toss with the olives, lemon zest and oil. Season well.

Season the fish and wrap with the pancetta or bacon. Place on top of the potatoes. Bake for 10-12 mins until cooked through, then add a squeeze of lemon juice and scatter with tarragon before serving.

We would love to hear what you are serving up in lockdown – send us your favourite recipes, concoctions, and food stories to changingtherecord@gmail.com


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