You can use any firm fish for this recipe- I have used flounder-aka sole, mahi mahi, halibut and tilapia. It makes a wonderfully easy baked fish with tomatoes, kalamata olives, caper, onions and white wine. It is my absolute favorite way to make fish! I got the recipe from here but do not see it posted anymore so I will added it again for everyone to enjoy- it is SO EASY and SO GOOD!
- 5 roma tomatoes, chopped or 1 (15 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 pinch italian seasoning
- 1⁄4 cup white wine
- 24 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
- 4 tablespoons capers
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice, fresh perfered
- 6 leaves fresh basil, chopped
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 1 lb flounder (any firm fish) or 1 lb sole (any firm fish) or 1 lb halibut (any firm fish) or 1 lb mahi mahi (any firm fish) or 1 lb tilapia fillet (any firm fish)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Prepare tomatoes if using fresh by plunging them into boiling water, imediately removing them to a bowl of ice water and peeling the skins. Or you can chop them with the skins on or use canned- it is a person preference thing.
- heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and saute until tender. Add garlic and Italian seasoning, stirring to combine. Add tomatoes and cook until tender. Mix in wine, olives, capers, lemon juice and half of the basil. If fresh basil- if fresh basil is not available add a couple teaspoons of dried basil-fresh is always better though. Reduce heat, blend in Parmesan cheese and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbly. If you prefer a thick sauce you can cook until the sauce has reduced to a thick sauce, about 15 minutes.
- Place fish in a shallow baking dish. Cover with the sauce mixture and bake in preheated oven 15-20 minutes depending on the fish used. Fish should flake easily with a fork when done, except for the mahi mahi which flakes when done, just not easily.
I made this tonight. Had no capers, which was a shame, had no kalamata olives, so I used black olives and I had no white wine. I only had some Arbor Mist exotic fruit white zinfandel, so I used that! You know what? Came out great anyway! Will definitely make again, but will make sure I have capers!
I really loved this recipe! Simple, fresh, and delicious. I used cod filets and everything turned out so well. I also used fresh roma tomatoes and left out the olives (we're olive haters). I will definitely be making this dish again. Thanks for posting!
Worked very well for our Christmas Eve fresh 2# flounder supper for two. Served with Brocoli-rabe ravioli sauteed with brocoli florets, garlic & pinenuts. Wonderful! Merry Christmas! Thanks for posting kda949