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Tomato-Basil Baked Fish

This recipe works successfully with many kinds of fish, while the rest of the ingredients are things you’re likely to have on hand. Baked fish is so simple and so good for you. I make this often! —Annie Hicks, Zephyrhills, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces red snapper, cod or haddock fillets
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the lemon juice and oil. Add fish fillets; turn to coat. Place in a greased 9-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with half each of the basil, salt and pepper. Arrange tomatoes over top; sprinkle with cheese and remaining seasonings.
  • Cover and bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 121 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • ebramkamp
    Aug 28, 2016

    This is a quick and delicious meal. I used tilapia filets because that's what I had on hand. I also used fresh basil not dried and used a heaping tablespoon or so. While the fish was baking I made some parmesan crisps to serve with the fish. It made for a very pretty presentation and added a bit more salt flavor that other reviewers said they were missing.

  • luv2swim_AZ
    Jan 14, 2015

    I liked it but thought maybe it could use a little garlic and onion powder. Liked the parmesan on it. I usually bake cod at 425 for 18 to 20 minutes and mine was thick. It was good this way.

  • FLgrandmama
    Jul 16, 2011

    This is a nice simple and quick recipe that makes a lovely presentation. We did think it was a little bland so I will add a little more seasoning next time, probably some garlic powder and onion powder. I will also slice the tomatoes very thin and use a little more cheese.

  • jean89
    Feb 19, 2011

    Quick easy and delicious. I made it with Cod filets and my family loved it!!

  • meanmary5
    Jul 13, 2010

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  • 914934
    Jun 24, 2010

    I loved this recipe. I've got gestational diabetes and am used not enjoying dishes lately. This was not the case with this recipe. I loved how the tomatoes and parmesan cheese toned down the basil and lemon mix just right. I would have loved it even without the tomatoes. It was super easy to make. We made it with orange roughy and I just can't say enough how good it was! This is a great healthy dish that we'll definitely have again, even after I'm not longer pregnant and have gestational diabetes.