Elegant Baked Fish With Tomato and Lemon

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is healthy, simple, and elegant enough for a party. It originally came from a restaurant in the Napa Valley of California. This cooks fast, so have the rest of your dishes ready or nearly ready by the time you put the fish in the oven. I have used tilapia but any white fish fillets should work.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Slice lemon and tomato into thin slices.
  3. Lay fillets in a single layer in a baking dish.
  4. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, until they start to draw up and turn white.
  5. Remove from oven.
  6. Alternate slices of lemon and tomato on fish.
  7. Sprinkle with thyme and wine (if using).
  8. Bake 3 to 5 minutes more, or longer, until fish flakes with a fork.
Most Helpful

Recipe sounds good but how can 3/4-1 lb serve 3-4 ? I can eat 1lb baked fish on my own, I'm a fish lover. Pictures look yummy. Are you sure about the servings? Thanks for the recipes though sounds good.

nina22541 September 23, 2014

I am not a fish fan but I have made this to send to friends and the consensus is excellent. So easy for me...appreciated by them. What's not to like?

Chani Goldstein June 05, 2007

Wonderfull baked fish, lovely and moist and a nice subtle lemon flavour. Looks pretty too! I used Basa - catfish. We loved the tomato and thyme with it. I did use salt and pepper on the fillets before I put them in the oven the first time. I would serve it to company, definately will make it again. thanks for sharing a good one!

Derf November 14, 2005