Fish in a tomato stew
July 24, 2014 • Category: Main Dish, Fish/Seafood
I don’t know about you, but the (sometimes) oppressive heat does not encourage me to bend over a hot stove. This is quick and easy and flavorful and a last-minute inspiration. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare.
INGREDIENTS: 4 servings
• 4 fish fillets (salmon, snapper, grouper, sea bass, sea bream, or other firm fleshed fish fillet)
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 4 cloves of garlic, mashed
• 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro or parsley
• 3 large tomatoes or 1 l can of tomatoes in juice (14 oz), peeled and chopped
• 2 tbsp of grape molasses (substitute honey or date syrup)
• 1 tsp of salt (to taste)
• 1 tsp of dried coriander
• Dash of paprika or chili powder
• 1/4 cup olive oil
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet and pan- fry the onion till soft and translucent; add the tomatoes to the skillet and garlic paste and grape molasses. Stir to combine and simmer over low heat for a few minutes.
2. Sprinkle the fish with the spices on both sides and place in the sauce; cover the skillet for 7 minutes and let the fish cook over gentle heat till it flakes easily. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve immediately with a garnish of chopped cilantro or parsley.
10 Comments • Comments Feed
Always looking for new ways to make great fish. This recipe looks delicious, easy and a beautiful dish! Thank you Joumana
On July 24, 2014 at 8:07 pm
Marhaba Joumana…this is something we made alot growing up and still make ,we do cook the fresh cilantro with the sauce and fish to deepen the flavors. in fact yesterday I said im in the mood for kozbariet al samak..somtimes adding cumin too…i tried this same dish made by an iraqi friend with the same ingredients but adding fresh dill plus cilantro and noomi in the sauce ..very very delicious..its great with a side of rice pilaf..
On July 24, 2014 at 9:43 pm
@samir: Thanks so much for all your suggestions! Definitely worth trying again with cilantro pesto and fresh dill. This dish could have endless variations! 🙂
@sylva: My pleasure! 🙂
On July 25, 2014 at 2:16 am
A refined and succulent summer dish!
On July 25, 2014 at 12:23 am
A refreshing and delicious fish preparation for summer. I love lighter foods like this on a hot day.
On July 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm
your welcome and Thank You for this great blog……..forgot to mention, we do this on stovetop stewed in the sauce but also can be baked.. after bringing the sauce together in skillet,we then place fish in baking dish with sauce on bottom and top of fillets and then bake till flakey..very nice this way too..
On July 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm
@samir: Every one of your comments reinforces my belief that you are a great chef and need your own blog!
On July 26, 2014 at 2:52 am
love the recipe , so refreshing and light.
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here it is :
have a great day
On July 27, 2014 at 7:13 am
On July 27, 2014 at 11:13 pm
Oui, Chef says:
That tomato jam looks absolutely stunning!
On August 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm