Mediterranean Baked Fish Recipe
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Mediterranean Baked Fish Recipe

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"The mouthwatering aroma of this herbed fish dish baking is sure to lure guests to your kitchen" predicts Ellen De Munnik. "It makes a lovely and colorful presentation for company," she adds from Chesterfield, Michigan. "In a pinch, you can use dried herbs and canned diced tomatoes to replace the fresh ingredients."—Ellen De Munnik, Chesterfield, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup thinly sliced leeks (white portion only)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 12 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1-1/2 pounds orange roughy fillets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 fresh rosemary sprigs

Nutritional Facts

One serving (6 ounces) equals 186 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 857 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable


  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute leeks and garlic in oil until tender; set aside. Coat a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange basil in a single layer in dish; top with fish fillets. Sprinkle with salt. Top with leek mixture.
  2. Arrange tomatoes and olives over fish. Thinly slice half of the lemon; place over the top. Squeeze juice from remaining lemon over all. Sprinkle with pepper.
  3. Cover and bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with rosemary. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Baked Fish in Light & Tasty August/September 2001, p16

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2015

"Substituting cod is a nice idea. From: "Like other slimeheads, the orange roughy is slow-growing and late to mature, resulting in a very low resilience. They are extremely susceptible to overfishing.""

Reviewed May. 12, 2015

"I used cod too nice recipe I add a small can of artichokes"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"We love this recipe with cod. It turns out perfect every time and even the family members who don't usually care for fish eat their share of this. Looks appetizing too!"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"this is a wonderful, beautiful and healthy recipe. I subbed cod for the orange roughy, regular tomatoes for roma, and added a sprinkle of parmesan to half of it. This recipe is beautiful, tasty, and healthy and will fit in well with my low carb diet."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"Very good. I think I ended up choosing to add more salt. I made up little individual foil packets instead of one big bake because I dislike reheated fish, and wasn't gonna be able to eat all of this at once. Also a tip for using leeks, cut them first then wash them easier to get all the sand out that way. Soak them in the salad spinner, and then you can just dump the water and the leeks end up nice and dry when you're ready to sauté them."

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