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Barr filets with rocket pesto and pommes à la vapeur

This is probably the cheapest fish around right now.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Gourmet budget recipes
Servings: 4


  • 500 g white potatoes, cut in quarters, microwaved or steamed (16p)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil (9p)
  • sprigs mint, from a garden (free)
  • packet rocket (Lidl 35p)
  • 1 clove garlic (3p)
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (2p) for frying.
  • packet 2 frozen salt and pepper Basa filets, cut in 4 lengthways, (Lidl 1.99)


  • Microwave/steam or boil the potatoes with the salt until tender. Drain then toss with 1 tbsp of the olive oil and the fresh mint.
  • Pound or blend the rocket with the garlic, 2 tbsps olive oil and salt.
  • Using a frying pan, add the vegetable oil and gently fry the fillets until golden.
  • Garnish the potatoes with more fresh mint. Drizzle the fish fillets with the 'pesto'. Serve hot.