My dear friend lost her mother unexpectedly earlier this year. It was very sad for us all, as she was an amazing woman, mom and grandma. One day as we were remembering her mom at play date, my friend told me about this recipe her mother used to make all the time. “It’s so simple,” she said. “You just dump a bunch of stuff on fish and bake it.”
My friend’s mother used cod, but Matt and I had just bought a beautiful piece of halibut from the farmer’s market. We have a new favorite fish vendor there who goes fishing in Alaska and flash-freezes his catches. The fish is so good – his booth is where we bought the Sable fish that was so amazing a few weeks ago.
So we used halibut instead of cod, but you could use any firm white fish.
This post is less a recipe and more of a how-to technique! Dump on as much tomato sauce as you like of any flavor you like.
Add olives, capers and feta – again as much as you feel like.
I always go heavy on the cheese : )
Capers add such a nice punch!
Pick any vegetable to roast along with it. Cauliflower, asparagus, green beans, broccoli… We drizzled our asparagus in olive oil and smoked salt.
Bake the dish until your fish flakes with a fork in the center. Ours was pretty thick so it took about 30 minutes at 350* but yours might be thinner and take less time. Check it after 15 minutes and then every 5 or so.
Slice and serve!