Jul 19, 2011

Broiled Fish with Summer Grape Tomato Sauce



Broiled fish topped with a quick garden tomato sauce using summer grape tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic. I served this over orzo for a complete meal.

This simple sauce is also great over pasta or chicken.

Broiled Fish with Summer Grape Tomato Sauce
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4 • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 252.9 • Fat: 5.8 g • Protein: 38 g • Carb: 9.6 g • Fiber: 0.2 g
Sodium: 164.5 mg


Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 lb grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • olive oil spray
  • 4 pieces (7 oz each) flounder (or tilapia or sole)
Directions:

In a large skillet heat oil on high heat. Add garlic and cook until golden. Add tomatoes, salt and fresh pepper and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes, add fresh basil and cook another 5 minutes.


Meanwhile, while sauce is simmering, season fish with salt and pepper and lightly spray with oil. Broil or grill fish on medium heat until cooked through. When fish is cooked top with tomato sauce.

28 comments :

  1. Congrats on being at number 1 in Babble. Your blog is a great one and there is so much to learn! I am your new follower!

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  2. My basil is in desperate need of a trim, so your timing is perfect -- I'm off to the fish market this morning!

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  3. If you used boneless chicken breast instead of the fish, would that lower (or raise) the points value? Also, can you sub dried basil? Thanks

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  4. How about cherry tomatoes? My garden is overflowing with them!

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  5. Hi Gina! I LOVE your site - I think that I've made just about every one of our dinners for the last month or so using your recipes - it's fantastic! One quick question about this one - do you think that I could use salmon or do you think the sauce/fish would compete too much?

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  6. Gina,
    I would like to add a small amount of tomato sauce (maybe a 1/2 cup) to the tomatoes. Do you think that would work. I would like the consistency of the sauce to be less chunky. I appreciate the advice. I love your blog.

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  7. This reminded me of a comment you made a while back about lightening up Bacalao. That is my favorite dish that my husband's grandmother makes.

    It seems like it's just a lot of veggies (tomatoes, onions, garlic) and the salted cod, so it shouldn't be terribly high in points, but I would *love* to see your delicious spin on it!

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  8. can't wait to try this...simple and delicious, as always...thanks! Lyn

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  9. this is one of my favorite things to do with grape tomatoes. I was sitting here wondering how you get yours to "explode" so fast. I re-read and re-read...then...DUH! "Light bulb moment!" You cut them in HALF!! Mine take forever to explode and now I know why!

    I also like to roast them in the oven :)

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  10. I made this for dinner last night and it was so great! I had fish in the fridge that I was planning on making, then I saw your recipe. I have cherry tomatoes (which worked great) and basil growing in my garden and I'm always looking for new ways to use them. Tasty and simple dish to prepare - thank you!

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  11. humm... looks good!! fantastic recipe!
    Good job!!

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  12. I made this dish last night with tilapia. So yummy! I'd never actually cooked with grape tomates before and I loved the sauce. I will definitely make this again with more tilapia and chicken.

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  13. I made this tonight and it was delicious!!! I used 4 pieces of Tilapia (1 pound total before cooking) and it reduced the points plus value. I will be making this again! It was so yummy!
    Thanks! Laura

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  14. Loved the recipe. I made it last night with fresh Jersey grape tomatoes. It was delicious!

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  15. When I cook with fresh grape tomatoes, I make the sauce a little smoother by using a potato masher and smashing the tomatoes. It smooths the sauce a bit and you can also thicken it with tomato paste which will add richness to it. A little sugar will mellow the tartness of the tomatoes if they are too sharp.

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  16. Oh my lordy... this tomato topping is AWESOME. I made it last night with fish (I just bought cod, which worked fine and was CHEAP) and today I used the leftovers for a topping on a piece of toasted garlicky bread with some melted parm on top. HOLY SMOKES. IN. LOVE. I added some red pepper flake and just a little white wine with the tomatoes and it is seriously out of this world. Even better the next day! It's thick and delish.

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  17. This was SO good! Made just as directed with tilapia.
    YUM!

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  18. Made this last night minus the basil because I was out... This was great; both my husband and I enjoyed!!

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  19. I love the recipe. Since losing 93 lbs I have needed a way to prepare my Crappie since I don't fry it any longer. I have found now! Thx again.

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  20. Aw man! I made this last night with your broccoli orzo side dish underneath...AMAZING. Just started WW and your site certainly makes it easy to know how to stay healthy and yet be creative! Thanks for helping make the transition delicious!

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  21. OMG!! This was so good!! I love your website. It is so refreshing from WW. I feel like that WW uses the same recipes over and over.

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  22. This was delicious! So easy and full of flavor. Can't wait til the Summer when I can use fresh basil and tomatoes from my garden.

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  23. Found this from Pinterest, made it and it's SO good! Used a whole regular tomato and a can of diced tomatoes, holding the fish to cook in the finished tomato sauce. (I can't leave anything alone ;)

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  24. Just made this. OMG........delicious and super simple. I will definitely be making this again. It was the perfect dinner dish for a warm summer night. Thanks for the recipe!

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  25. We had this for dinner last night. It was fantastic!! Thank you for yet another amazing recipe!

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  26. This fish recipe was better than anything I've ever had at Red Lobster! The garden-fresh cherry tomatoes gave it a sweet candied flavor. My husband said he could literally smell it cooking as he pulled into the driveway! I served the fish and sauce over Trader Joe's whole wheat couscous. I used swai fillets for the fish. I will definitely be making this again!

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  27. looks good!! fantastic recipe!
    Good job!! Thanks.

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