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A Simple Summer Fish Recipe

This is one of my favourite ways to cook fish. Especially when there are tons of peak season summer tomatoes available. It's a deliciously light summer fish recipe that will come together in about 10 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dinners, Lunch, Soups & Stews
Servings 2 servings
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 each green onions
  • 500 grams tomatoes (2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100 millilitres white wine (1/3 cup)
  • 50 grams green olives (1/4 cup)
  • 30 grams capers (3 Tbsp)
  • 1 each lemon
  • 300 grams fish (2 portions)


  • Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed shallow pot or Dutch oven
  • Chop the onions and add them to the pot
  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and add them to the pot as well as the salt
  • Add the white wine to the pot and simmer for 3-5 minutes until the tomatoes start to break down.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the fish pieces in so that they are partially submerged in the tomato mixture. Cover with a lid and allow to steam for 4-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
  • Check to see if your fish is cooked through. I do this by inserting a knife into the thickest part of the fish, and if I can do so without any resistance whatsoever, it’s done.
  • Squeeze the lemon into the pot and serve in bowls with chunks of fresh bread and a glass of wine on the side.



Calories: 300kcal
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