Cod with Hearty Tomato Sauce Recipe
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Cod with Hearty Tomato Sauce Recipe

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My father made up this sweet, flavorful recipe for my mother when he took over the cooking. We serve it with whole-wheat pasta or brown rice. —Ann Marie Eberhart, Gig Harbor, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic, undrained
  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Hot cooked whole wheat pasta
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 3/4 cup sauce: 271 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 746mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. Place tomatoes in a blender. Cover and process until pureed.
  2. Pat fish dry with paper towels. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add cod fillets; cook 2-4 minutes on each side or until surface of fish begins to color. Remove from pan.
  3. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until tender. Stir in seasonings and pureed tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add cod; return just to a boil, spooning sauce over tops. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5-7 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Serve with pasta. If desired, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cod with Hearty Tomato Sauce in Simple & Delicious February/March 2016

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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