Crunchy grilled cod

Frozen fish can be convenient and economic, but if using fresh fish, simply grill this lightly oiled and seasoned, for about 5 minutes before adding its topping.

• Bake frozen fillets in buttered foil for 30 minutes (or according to brand packaging).

• Make sure any excess liquid has drained away, then place fillets in a grill-proof dish.

• Make a breadcrumb mix by putting four to five slices of either stale brown bread or slices of an Italian bread like ciabatta in the blender.

• To the breadcrumbs add fresh-ground pepper, finely chopped garlic, herbs, grated parmesan and other ingredients according to taste (such as a little squeezed lemon, crushed capers, finely chopped chilli, or sliced strips of shallot). Give this a good stir with a tablespoon of olive oil.

• Scatter this topping over the fish. Drizzle over a little more oil.

• Grill on a medium heat for about 10 minutes, without letting it burn.

Serve with roasted vegatables.