Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fish for dinner

Here is another weeknight dinner we learned from my sister-in-law.  My husband usually cooks this one. I don't like standing over the stove stirring things. It's hot, and smelly.  I much prefer slicing and dicing and all the prep. So last night I chopped the tomatoes and onions, assembled the other ingredients, and when my husband came home, he stir fried everything up!

Thanks again for the recipe Fae (do we make it the same way?)!!  I love having dinner at your place! 

1 package frozen cod filets (or whatever white fish filets you prefer)
4-5 tomatoes, chopped and seeded
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp or so capers

1. Season fish filets with salt and pepper
2. Heat oil in pan, cook filets through. (Turn a couple times, the cod breaks apart a little)...Remove fish from pan, set aside on a plate
3. Stir fry onions until tender
4. Add tomatoes to the onions, let cook until tomatoes break down
5. Add capers, some parsley and fish to the pan (with tomatoes and onions). Let everything simmer for a bit.

We ate this over white rice.

Do you know any good fish recipes?  I would like to incorporate more fish into our diet, but this is the only dish we know how to make*!  (Lucky for us, there is always Japanese)  

*My husband doesn't like salmon.


  1. Giulia@fishlynews.comAugust 16, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Yes on fish.
    This recipe you describe above, I would fry the onions first, remove them and then add the fish - that way the fish would get some of the onion flavour - but that's just me.
    I have a great and simple fish recipe.
    Get a large trout - lay it on a foil covered cookie sheet skin down. Season with a bit of salt and pepper. Set oven to broil.
    In a bowl, whisk together 1tbls of honey, soy sauce, Worcester sauce and a tad of lemon. Add pressed garlic if you like. Pour over trout, making sure to cover all of the fish.
    Put in oven and broil about 10-12 minutes - check if thickest part of fish is cooked. My kids eat half a trout this way!
    Second super easy are the Jamie Oliver fishsticks - he makes them with salmon but can also use cod or haddock. Cut fish into fishstick size pieces - toss in flour, then in egg mixture and then in Panko breadcrumbs. Fry in some oil in pan, rest on paper towel. Serve with smashed potatoes and tartar sauce (you can make your own in a blender)

  2. Oh this looks amazing! I made salmon last night, and this is hardly a recipe, ha ha, but I coat it in melted butter, sprinkle it with salt, pepper, lemon juice and dill, bake for about 20 min at 375. LOVE. Another recipe that I love is this one:
    That is Billy's favourite dinner EVER.

  3. Jordana @WhiteCabanaAugust 16, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    This is awesome. I only ever bake those frozen fillets. This is a great new option for me. And seems easy enough. Thanks! I'll definitely be trying this one out!

  4. We are not big fans of fish.....but this dish looks really yum....does it have a strong taste of fish though?

  5. tomato season! Awesome photography and recipe Shannon!

  6. Thanks Amy!!!

  7. Well, it's fish...soooo

  8. Very easy! Try it out!

  9. I like salmon but my better half doesn't care for it...

    I haven't had anything with dill in a long I want a pickle!

  10. Sweet!!!

    I am going to flip through the Jamie Oliver cookbook tomorrow!

  11. Our favourite fish recipe is blackened sea bass. If you really want to do it well you can Google a recipe for blackening spice and make it yourself, but we just buy Paul Prudhomme's pre-made version and cover the fish all over with A LOT of it. You then sear it in a cast iron pan on high heat on the stove top. I do it on the BBQ burner because it smokes up like crazy!! If you don't have one outside, make sure you use the hood fan. About 5 minutes on each side about does it, and serve. Spicy, easy and delicious!