Baked Haddock with Tomatoes and Basil

This is my preferred way to eat haddock.  Its so tasty and gives me the acidity that I really like to have with fish.  Takes only about a half hour in the oven to cook.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a 9×12″ oven dish to cover bottom (you can also use an olive oil spay to coat the bottom of the dish; Trader Joe’s has one that contains nothing but olive oil).

Add 1 pound haddock cut into serving size pieces.

Add:

  • 1/4 cup sliced onion
  • 1 teaspoon diced garlic (1 medium sized garlic clove)
  • 12-15 basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste along with any other herbs you like (I use Mrs. Dash’s original because I like the flavor it gives this fish).

If you’re like me and have an over-abundance of fresh tomatoes at the moment, you can peel and chop 6-8 fresh, medium-sized tomatoes and sprinkle them over the fish.  If not, an 8 ounce can of diced tomatoes works just fine.

Bake at 400 degree for roughly 30 minutes depending on thickness of your fish (if your haddock is very thin, 20 minutes would probably be enough).  This works for any fish, not just haddock, cod and halibut also work great in this recipe.

Serve over red quinoa or brown rice with your favorite veggies.  Sauteed bok choy goes great with this recipe.

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