Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
On a recent outing in NYC with some friends I met here on Recipezaar, we went out for Peruvian food where I fell in love with this dish. Naturally, looked for a recipe and this one appears close. Have not tried it yet but plan to soon.
- 2 tablespoons corn oil
- 1 large onion, sliced (1 cup)
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced (1 cup)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1 1⁄2 lbs flounder fillets or 1 1⁄2 lbs cod fish fillets or 1 1⁄2 lbs red snapper fillets or 1 1⁄2 lbs other white fish fillets
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 10 sprigs fresh parsley, leaves only, chopped
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes, paprika and salt and stir-fry for 2 to 4 minutes.
- Cover the mixture completely with the fish fillets. Add the wine, cover the skillet, and cook for 5 minutes over low heat, which is just enough time to steam the fish. Garnish with the parsley.
- Serve with lemon slices, accompanied by sliced boiled potatoes, sliced boiled yuca, or hot white rice.
I got a high 5 from my 14 year old daughter after she tasted it. Enough said! :)
This is an excellent base recipe! Spice variations would of course depend on the type of fish, the people eating it, etc. I added a little extra salt and paprika, and a very light sprinkle of smoked chipotle powder. After cooking the fish (dover sole, from frozen, from Trader Joes) I removed the fillets to a plate and cooked the sauce down a little. Then I whisked some lowfat organic plain yogurt and a healthy sprinkle of dill into the "sauce." While it was still thin, it coated the fish nicely. I served it with oven roasted baby gold potatoes, oven roasted balsamic asparagus, and soft breadsticks.
I really recommend the yogurt if you want something with more zing! Keeps it lowfat too :)