Sea bream with tapenade, artichokes & sunblush tomatoes (page 150)

Switch & Mix

I've served this recipe with pesto (page 129) just slightly less often than I have with tapenade, so feel free to switch. Use 3-4 tbsp of pesto. 

I will try this with green curry paste too, I'm pretty sure it'll work, I just won't promise you yet as I'm not sure that it'll get on with the artichokes. 

Practical Playtime / Jobs For The Kids

  • Put the sea bream on the baking tray.
  • Open the tin with as much supervision as they need. (Jake started doing this at 4 years 6 months.) 
  • Scoop the hearts out of the artichokes with a teaspoon. 
  • Measure olive oil.
  • Zest the lemon. (Do this together quite a few times before letting kids do it themselves and always supervise.) 
  • Squeeze the lemon. (Explain to kids why they need to steer clear of any cuts or nicks on their fingers.)
  • Measure the juice.
  • Count tomatoes.
  • Pick the basil leaves from their stalks. 
  • Measure tapenade.


My cooking with kids recipe diary

I wrote this recipe before I started these diaries. We often have sea bream on a Friday with polenta or chickpea chips, so I'll make sure I try it out on them both soon. We haven't had artichokes for a while, so I'll be interested to see how James goes with them. Jake loves artichokes, has done for the last two years.