This week I was teaching a good friend of mine how easy it is to make fish. I love this dish. It is hearty yet light. I found the recipe for Baked Italian Haddock on epicurious. I am not a huge recipe follower, I tend to add whatever I have. However, when you are teaching someone how to cook it is better to follow the rules than break them (right away at least).
The recipe is really straight forward and easy to follow. If I am cooking for my husband I usually make a pot of pasta too. We plate it with the pasta on the bottom and the sauce and fish on top.
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
teaspooncup driedFRESH basil, chopped
- + 1/4 cup FRESH parsley
- 1 14 1/2-ounce can tomatoes, drained, chopped
- Salt and pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds haddock or cod fillets
- 2 cups grated mozzarella
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch glass baking dish. Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and basil and sauté until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and cook until saucelike, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Arrange fish in prepared dish. Pour sauce over. Sprinkle mozzarella and parsley. Bake until fish is cooked through and top is golden, about 25 minutes.