For an easy week-night dinner that’s sure to please, give this delectable fish recipe a try. The mild flavor of lean, protein-rich, cod pairs beautifully with a simple yet flavorful blend of spices and seasonings in this aromatic basil tomato sauce, leaving your mouth watering for more!
Cod Fillet in Tomato Basil Sauce
CUISINES: New American
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 30 min
- 3 clove Garlic
- ½ oz Basil
- 3.6 oz Cherry Tomatoes
- 4 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 g Red Pepper Flakes
- 0.5 cup White Wine
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- to taste Salt
- to taste Ground Black Pepper
- ½ tsp Lemon Zest
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 【 For the Fish 】
- 1 lb Cod Fillets
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- to taste Salt [For Marinate]
- to taste Ground Black Pepper [For Marinate]
- 1½ tbsp Olive Oil [For Fish Sear]
Finely mince the garlic and basil, and slice the cherry tomatoes in half.
Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, and sauté garlic and red pepper flakes until aromatic.
Add cherry tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft but still hold their shape. Add in white wine, soy sauce, salt and black pepper, bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, then stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar and minced basil. Transfer the sauce into a bowl and set aside.
Pat cod fillets dry with a paper towel. Use your fingers to rub both sides of the fillets with olive oil, and season with salt and black pepper.
Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, place cod fillets into the pan, and sear each side for 4 minutes, until fish is firm to the touch and both sides are golden brown.
Remove fillets with a thin metal spatula and arrange onto a plate.
Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of tomato sauce over each fillet, top with fresh basil leaves, and serve.