This Fish Fillet in a simple tomato sauce is a great recipe to keep in the sleeves. Breakfast, brunch or dinner, It ticks the box, and it’s elegant enough for special occasions.
Made with fresh cherry tomatoes, fresh garden thyme and a pinch of cayenne. From start to finish this quick fish fillets in tomato sauce dish takes about 30 minutes.
I used cherry tomatoes here because of its sweet taste, but you can use plum tomatoes or any other tomato of choice. The cayenne pepper can be replaced with a green chilli or no chilli at all. ‘Thyme’ is not a problem as you can use oregano, parsley or other herbs you have available.
I used frozen Basa fillets here which not only is quick to cook but quite affordable. Tesco and Aldi always have them. I ate the leftover for my brunch today, and it was oh so satisfying.
Quick Fish Fillet in Tomato Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Number of servings: 4
4 Fish fillet (I used basa)
1 table spoon of coconut oil
1 white onion chopped
250g cherry tomatoes or 4 plum tomatoes
2 table spoon of tomato puree
3 clove of garlic crushed
2 inches ginger crushed
Pinch of cayenne (optional)
Sprigs of thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Bunch of fresh basil
- Heat a skillet with oil and add the onions and fry till slightly soft.
- Add the tomatoes, ginger, garlic, thyme, tomato puree and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes or till the tomatoes are mostly cooked and reduced.
- Add the fish on top of the tomato sauce and cook for about 20 minutes or till fish is cooked. Flip the fish halfway. When the fish is cooked garnish with fresh basil.
- Serve with cooked brown rice, wholemeal or roti or sweet potato wedges.
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