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Southwest-Style Cod

Make tonight fish night, and this festive recipe with a little zip will guarantee the night’s anything but boring! Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)


  • In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomatoes, olives, cumin, pepper sauce and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Add fillets. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10-14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 226 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 734mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • PatsCookin
    Sep 15, 2017

    This was very good. I used a 10 ounce can of Rotel diced tomatoes with mild chiles and an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce instead of a 15 ounce can of tomato sauce and 2 fresh diced tomatoes. They are the only changes I made. I will make this again.

    Mar 7, 2012

    I think she meant to write "green peppers"...

  • sdmomof2
    Mar 3, 2012

    This was delicious. I used red bell pepper instead of green and added about half a TBS of hot sauce and a little salt. Both my husband and Iloved it!!

  • Delta Dawn
    Feb 27, 2012

    One reviewer mentioned green beans. Have I missed something? Didn't see any in the recipe.

  • gallopinggramma
    Feb 25, 2012

    I was pleasantly surprised! I had the ingrediants on hand so decided to try it. I had a lot of the sauce left over when done eating, so think I'll use it in another dish. We liked it very much

  • oasiskaty
    Feb 24, 2012

    this dish was absolutely wonderful. we don't like green peppers so I used banana sweet peppers. we both loved it. thanks

  • Trumpetvine
    Sep 30, 2011

    Loved it! Quick, easy, delicious!

  • louiejb
    Jul 16, 2010

    Would make this again! Used zuchini and squash in place of green beans. Also used black olives with jalapeno. Family liked the extra kick. mild kick but still made them say hmmm!

  • AMcIsaac
    Apr 6, 2010

    The flavor is great and even my toddler ate it! I wish the fish stayed in one fell completely apart. That's the only reason it didn't get five stars!