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You can use frozen white fish fillets (skinless and deboned are best) straight from the freezer for this baked fish with tomato sauce recipe.

It’s quick and easy to make and delicious served with rice or jacket potatoes.

For another great fish dish, try Jamie’s Crispy Salmon or Salmon Fillet Recipe.


Baked Fish with Tomato Sauce

Preparation time is around ten minutes and this recipe will serve 4.

Let’s get started:-

Baked Fish – Ingredients

  • 4 flaky fish fillets – no bones – fresh or frozen
  • Small onion, chopped
  • Oil for frying onion (I use olive oil)
  • Large tin tomatoes (approx 800g)
  • Half teaspoon sugar
  • Teaspoon dried basil
  • Half a lemon, cut into 2 wedges
  • Heaped tablespoon capers
  • 1 and a half cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • Quarter cup Parmesan cheese

Baked Fish – Method

  1. Heat oil in pan and fry onion until soft
  2. Add tomatoes, sugar, dried basil, lemon wedges and capers
  3. Bring to the boil, stir and then simmer gently for around 10 minutes
  4. While tomato sauce is simmering, mix together bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese
  5. Empty tomato sauce into oven proof dish
  6. Place fish fillets on top of the tomato sauce
  7. Sprinkle breadcrumb mix on top (see photo – half prepared)
  8. Bake in moderate oven for around 15 minutes – longer if the fish fillets are very thick
  9. Remove lemon wedges when serving Baked Fish

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with boiled rice
  • Serve with boiled or jacket potatoes
  • Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley just before serving
  • If you have time, prepare a nice green salad to serve on the side
  • Don’t forget to remove the lemon wedges

Handy Tips and Variations

  • Suggest you use flaky white fish fillets that are not too thick
  • If fish fillets are thick and frozen, allow to thaw slightly before cooking
  • Try not to overcook the fish as it will become tough
  • If you have time, add a chopped capsicum (any colour) to the tomato mix
  • Add some black olives to the tomato sauce (stones removed)
  • Bread crumbs should be nicely browned on top of the baked fish when cooked
  • Again, don’t forget to remove the lemon wedges when serving!

Thanks for visiting my website.  I look forward to reading your comments.

Jan Littlehales

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9 Responses to “Baked Fish with Tomato Sauce – in Ten Minutes”

  1. Darren says:

    Sounds good. Personally I wouldn’t bother with the capers as I don’t like them and I’d probably add in some chilli flakes (I loooove anything spicy) but this is now on my menu for next week.

    1 question – how cme you take out the lemon wedges? Do you not keep them for squeezing over the fish at serving time?

  2. Hi Darren – thanks for comment. The chili addition sounds good 🙂

    Re the lemon, it’s very squishy and soft after being cooked with the tomato, so there would be little chance of squeezing out any more juice. You could serve with extra lemon wedges if you think it needs a bit more zing !

    I like your slow cooker carrot soup recipe. Did you check out my slow cooker recipes?

    Thanks again for your comment.

  3. Carolyn says:

    The fish recipe sound delicious…and very easy. I’ll be trying it out shortly. Thanks.

  4. Kerry Lea says:

    I never know what to do with fish, I either microwave or fry. Your baked fish recipe sounds wonderful, I am going to give it a go. I am sure the family will love it.

  5. Belinda says:

    Sounds delicious, and easy which is even better. I love fish and it has so many great health benefits.

  6. Yvonne says:

    Thanks for this recipe, my husband loved it! It was easy and quick to make, and so tasty. I fried a couple of anchovies with the onion and did add some black olives, and it turned out great, I will definetly make this again!

  7. Thank you Yvonne, for your positive feedback. I like the anchovies/onion idea and black olives go with just about anything!

  8. I am on this one! Anything with capers, lemon, and parmesan (especially Reggiano) has my vote. Very Italian. Great recipe Jan.

  9. Great ideas for cooking, I do most of the cooking at home and my wife expects me to suprise her with something different every time. So I am always looking for something different, these reciepes will give me some food for thought. Spagetti bolengnais is my favorite and I have had it requested many times when we have friends over, your reciepe sounds interesting I will have to put it to the test.

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