Fish is not an ingredient that everyone loves but, cooked in the right manner, it will turn any dish into a delicious one. And for those who enjoy fish and tomatoes mixed in the same meal, we have great news – there are countless delicious ways to prepare these ingredients. Here are some of the easiest and tastiest fish and tomato recipes we could think of.
Swordfish steaks with cherry tomatoes
As you probably have guessed, fish and cherry tomatoes represent the main ingredients for this meal. Preparing the dish is slightly more complicated, but we can assure you it will worth your time.
You are going to need about one and a half pounds of swordfish meat, half an onion chopped, two 15-ounce cans of drained cherry tomatoes of superior quality, two tablespoons of red wine vinegar, lemon slices, lemongrass (optional), oregano leaves, two tablespoons of drained capers, and freshly ground salt and pepper.
Use a stainless steel fish fillet knife to cut the swordfish into chunky steaks by removing all the skin, bones, head, and tail. Add two tablespoons of oil into a frying pot and place the fish steaks inside, garnishing them with salt and pepper.
In a different bowl, chop the tomatoes, onions, and capers into small pieces and add the red wine vinegar. Season with some more salt and pepper according to your preferences. Broil the fish for up to eight minutes or before it turns a beautiful shade of brown-gold. Repeat the process for the other part of the steak, and cook for seven more minutes.
Take the swordfish steaks from the pot and place them on a plate. Add the mix of veggies on top and finish with fresh oregano, lemongrass, and some lemon slices. You can serve this dish alone or with a good portion of baked potatoes.
If you don’t feel like turning your kitchen into a war zone, you can still enjoy a fresh and low-calorie meal with the minimum of effort. For brunches or light dinners when you need to watch your weight, a fish salad is the perfect food.
The best thing about it is that you can improvise as much as you want and combine your favorite ingredients. Obviously, the main ingredient needs to be fish so you can choose between tuna chunks, baked or smoked salmon, or any other type of fish.
Mix into a bowl your favorite veggies – lettuce, kale or arugula, scallions or spring onions, some spinach leaves, juicy and sweet cherry tomatoes, avocado, and some grated feta cheese. You can also add a combination of seeds or nuts, as well as pineapple or pieces of oranges, depending on your preferences.
Season your salad with a natural Italian dressing made of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and oregano or rosemary. You can skip the latter in case you use arugula as both these ingredients have a spicy and bitter taste.
Fish in tomato sauce
This delicious recipe won’t take more than an hour of your time to prepare. It is easy to digest and can be served as a main dish at family reunions. For the sauce, you will need one large onion, garlic cloves, about 6 ounces of good-quality tomato paste, one tablespoon of capers, the same amount of honey, and about two cups of veggie or fish stock.
Apart from that, you are also going to need about two pounds of cod fillets, flour, salt, ground black pepper, olive oil, and fresh parsley to garnish the dish. You will require the use of a sharp fishing knife for the fillets so make sure to buy a professional one.
Use a large pan to melt about 4 tablespoons of butter and add the onion that was previously chopped in small pieces. Cook for about 5 minutes, add the minced garlic cloves and the tomato paste and continue the cooking process for a few more minutes.
In a separate pan, heat some olive oil and put the cod fillets after they have been seasoned with fresh salt and pepper and covered with flour. Cook until the crust becomes a golden shade. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the fish) in the first cooking pot and boil until the sauce is reduced. Put the fish fillets as well and heat for another minute. Garnish with fresh parsley on top.