Tomato-Basil Baked Fish Recipe
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Tomato-Basil Baked Fish Recipe

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This recipe can be used with several kinds of fish, and the ingredients are those I usually have on hand. Baking fish is so easy, and I fix this healthy dish often.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces orange roughy, red snapper, cod or haddock fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 121 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the lemon juice and oil. Add fish fillets; turn to coat. Place in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with basil, salt and pepper. Arrange tomatoes over top; sprinkle with cheese.
  2. Cover and bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tomato-Basil Baked Fish in Reminisce May/June 2005, p49

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 253291
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"This is a quick and delicious meal. I used tilapia filets because that's what I had on hand. I also used fresh basil not dried and used a heaping tablespoon or so. While the fish was baking I made some parmesan crisps to serve with the fish. It made for a very pretty presentation and added a bit more salt flavor that other reviewers said they were missing."

luv2swim_AZ User ID: 6067029 217824
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"I liked it but thought maybe it could use a little garlic and onion powder. Liked the parmesan on it. I usually bake cod at 425 for 18 to 20 minutes and mine was thick. It was good this way."

FLgrandmama User ID: 5727368 58968
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"This is a nice simple and quick recipe that makes a lovely presentation. We did think it was a little bland so I will add a little more seasoning next time, probably some garlic powder and onion powder. I will also slice the tomatoes very thin and use a little more cheese."

jean89 User ID: 2633969 68097
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"quick easy and delicious. I made it with Cod filets and my family loved it!!"

914934 User ID: 728035 67942
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"I loved this recipe. I've got gestational diabetes and am used not enjoying dishes lately. This was not the case with this recipe. I loved how the tomatoes and parmesan cheese toned down the basil and lemon mix just right. I would have loved it even without the tomatoes. It was super easy to make. We made it with orange roughy and I just can't say enough how good it was! This is a great healthy dish that we'll definitely have again, even after I'm not longer pregnant and have gestational diabetes."

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