Mediterranean Baked Fish

Classic Mediterranean ingredients turn a plain white fish in to a gourmet dinner.

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 large tomatoes, diced (3 cups diced tomatoes; use quality canned tomatoes, if you like)
10 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 tsp organic ground coriander
1 tsp all-natural sweet Spanish paprika
1 tsp organic ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 1/2 tbsp capers
Salt and pepper
1/3 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 lb white fish fillet such as cod fillet or halibut fillet (wild, if possible)
Juice of 1/2 lemon or more to your liking
Zest of 1 lemon
Fresh parsley or mint for garnish

Prepare the tomato and capers sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Add onions, cook for 3 minutes until it begins to turn gold in color, tossing regularly. Add tomatoes, garlic, spices, pinch of salt (not too much) and pepper, capers and raisins. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to medium-low and let simmer for 15 minutes or so.

Pat fish dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Pour 1/2 of the cooked tomato sauce into the bottom of a 9 1/2″ x 13″ baking dish. Arrange the fish on top. Add lemon juice and lemon zest, then top with the remaining tomato sauce. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily (do not overcook). Remove from heat, and garnish with fresh parsley or mint to your liking.

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