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Broiled Fish with Summer Grape Tomato Sauce

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A bowl with broiled fish fillets topped with 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.

Grape tomatoes, garlic cooking in olive oil, basil leaves, cooked grape tomatoes with garlic

Broiled Fish with Summer Grape Tomato Sauce

4.80 from 5 votes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 /4


  • 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)


  • 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.

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Serving: 1 /4, Calories: 252.9 kcal, Carbohydrates: 9.6 g, Protein: 38 g, Fat: 5.8 g, Sodium: 164.5 mg, Fiber: 0.2 g


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41 comments on “Broiled Fish with Summer Grape Tomato Sauce”

  1. Very good and easy. I used a mix of grape tomatoes and ground cherries and served it over branzino fillets. A great way to use some of the produce from my garden

  2. Simply delicious!  What make this dish special is using really good tomatoes. I actually left the garlic cloves out because it wreaks havoc on my reflux.  I put a little high quality garlic powder in and I didn’t miss it.  I also dusted it with freshly grated parmesan.

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    Lisa Childers

    Absolutely delectable sauce! I put it over baked cod and WOW.  Light and garlicky and fresh. Love the tomatoes. 

  4. Simple and delicious. We added some crushed red peppers to kick it up a bit and served it with broccoli orzo. What a great dinner!

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  7. Great recipe! Really easy and quick, which is exactly what I needed after my vacation. If you need any variation ideas, I added spinach to the tomato mixture so I can serve the fish over it and stay better on target to lose the weight I’m working on taking off now. Thanks again for such a great blog and awesome recipes ☺️

  8. Made this tonight with halibut.  Only changes, I added a splash of balsamic when adding the basil to sauce. Served with some fresh Fettuccine tossed with lemon infused olive oil and S&P.  It was divine. Hubby gobbled it up and wanted to know exactly how he could reproduce it. So quick, simple, and fresh. Delish!

  9. Made it for dinner tonight, it was fantastic. I used cod which worked well. Instead of using all red grape tomatoes, I used half red and half yellow, and the color of the sauce was beautiful. The only other addition to the recipe, was kalamata olives, which I thought would go well with the sauce, and they did indeed. Served the fish over orzo and some wilted baby spinach. 

  10. 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!

  11. 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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    Melinda Gross

    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 😉

  13. 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.

  14. 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.