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Mediterranean Baked Fish

"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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cover and bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with rosemary.
Nutrition Facts
4-1/2 ounce-weight: 180 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 844mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • miamimango
    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."

  • nikmyown
    May 12, 2015

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

  • suzannekoehn
    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!

  • luv2swim_AZ
    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.

  • wrenjen523
    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.

  • cici123
    Jun 24, 2013

    This is an awesome recipe! I use onions and saute them with some garlic salt until they are carmelized. We also skip the olives and rosemary. This is DELICIOUS!

  • lindachicken__Oklahoma
    Jul 19, 2012

    Awesome recipe! Thank you for sharing :)

  • junglestar
    Jan 4, 2012

    I thought this recipe was very tasty and would make it again.

  • debbiedcamp
    Feb 6, 2009

    I fixed this for my mother that hates fish and she loved it