Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fab Fish

What's for Dinner? 5/2/2010

-Fish with Citrusy Tomatoes
-Brown Rice
-Steamed Snap Peas

I saw this fish recipe on a favorite blog of mine, Health for the Whole Self, and immediately added it to our menu for this week. It looked like something right up our alley....and it WAS. It was so good! Hubs was high-fiving me throughout this meal because he liked it so much. :)

Katie made hers with tilapia but we decided to go for cod. Cod gets a bad rap but I happen to love it. It's mild, meaty, never "fishy" tasting and cheap. This meal was great served over brown rice too because it soaked up all that extra yummy sauce. Below is the recipe, with my changes notated as well.

Fish with Citrusy Tomatoes

Seen on Health for the Whole Self

Adapted from Real Simple {my changes in red}
Serves 4

4 fish fillets, 4-6 oz each (any mild white fish will work, such as tilapia or halibut...we used cod)
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh orange juice {next time I would probably do 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of orange juice to cut some of the sweetness}
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped {we only used 1/4 cup}
2-3 tablespoons capers (depending on how salty you want the dish to be)
sea salt and black pepper

1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute. Add the tomatoes, orange juice, capers, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 5-6 minutes, until the tomatoes begin to break down. Add parsley during the last minute.

2. Meanwhile, in a separate skillet, heat the remaining 1 tsp oil over medium high heat. Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper, then place in the skillet and cook until opaque throughout (about 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your fillets). {We just cooked the fish in the broiler for about 7 minutes, instead of pan frying it. I don't like having two burners on the stove going at stresses me out.}

3. Spoon tomato mixture over fish and serve.


  1. So glad you liked the recipe! It looks amazing! And good idea to use the broiler...I also get stressed when I have two burners going at once!

  2. you are so cute Ashley! this one looks delish! ps I might be coming to your area for a photography workshop - if you're interested I'll give you the deets!


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