Braised Fish with Tomato and Herbs

Braised Fish with Tomato and Herbs

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

This recipe for braised fish has a wonderful tomato-based sauce made from fresh herbs, spices and garlic. Serve with thick slices of rustic-style bread for dipping in the sauce.


  • 4 5-6 ounce portions mahi-mahi or yellowtail, skinned, filleted, rinsed and patted dry
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 14 ounce can Italian tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, coriander, dill and chives)
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Place the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once it begins to shimmer, add the fish fillets and sear for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the fish to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add the onions to the hot pan, sauté for 5 minutes over medium heat, and then add the garlic, tomatoes, half of the herbs and the bay leaf; bring the mixture to a simmer and then cook for 5 minutes. Return the fish to the pan, cover and cook over medium-low heat for an additional 6 minutes.
  3. Add a few pinches of salt and pepper to the mixture and then sprinkle with the remaining herbs; serve immediately.


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