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Tomato Poached Fish Recipe

May 3, 2019

This Tomato Poached Fish Recipe, is about to be a weeknight staple.

Poached Fish Recipe- The Seasonal Junkie

Because I said so! So I don’t know if you know this about me, but I LOVE SEAFOOD. And I got thinking about recipes and realized I literally only post salmon. Well this just isn’t fair, friends. There is a whole ocean out there just packed with little fishies swimming about that should be brought to your dinner table.

Personally, I could probably eat fish 3-5 times in a week. But unfortunately, not everyone appreciates these finny flavorful creatures. So it has to be few and far between. But, it had been a while since we had fish, so sure enough I came up with this tomato poached fish recipe. And it was perf!!

Halibut was the star in this Tomato Poached Fish Recipe, but….

Poached Fish Recipe- The Seasonal Junkie

Feel free to use really any white fish, As long as it’s not too intense of a fishy flavor, you can’t really go wrong. Cod, tilapia, haddock, hake, you have so many options!!

If you still aren’t sold on fish yet, know this. Fish has so many benefits, health-wise too. Fish is great for your brain, eye-sight, auto-immune diseases, and even your happiness. Sounds dramatic, but it’s the truth. So grab your fishing pole friends… or you know just go to your grocery store, because that works too.

Now the other star in this dish is the Tomato Sauce.

Poached Fish Recipe- The Seasonal Junkie

My god, Otamot sent me over a couple of sauces to use in some new recipes. And they are FIRE, friends. No added sugar and made from REAL (yes real) ingredients. I mean, you are actually getting pureed veggies and fruits. The taste shows
And it pairs wonderfully with white fish! . It is amazing. I highly recommend trying it out.

Click here to check out their website and sauce.

Tomato Poached Fish Recipe

Serves: 3
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes


  • 2-3 Filets of White Fish (I used 2 halibut steaks)
  • 1 Fennel Bulb, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata Olive, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Castelvetrano Olive, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Dates, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup Otamot Tomato Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3 Sprigs of Thyme
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, chopped



Rinse white fish and pat dry


Season fish with salt and pepper


In medium/large skillet add 1 tbsp olive oil and heat on medium


Add garlic, onion, and fennel allow to cook while stirring cook until it becomes fragrant


Add tomato sauce, water, olives, dried oregano, thyme, and dates


Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper


Allow to come to a simmer


Reduce heat to low


Place fish right on top of sauce


Add Lemon slices to top


Cover with lid


Allow to cook for 8-10 minutes until fish is white and flaky


Top with chopped parsley


Serve with desired sides

Poached Fish Recipe- The Seasonal Junkie

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