This recipe for a tomato-fish bake had me from the moment I saw that there were so few ingredients. It was a bonus that it involved fish because we love eating fish and I love cooking with it. I think for a weekday meal, we often need some quick inspiration. This Kraft Canada recipe was so simple to make and I had everything on hand. A bottle of the Classico Organic Marinara sauce (which, for the record, has a delicious taste!), oregano, pepper (I also added salt) and fish.
While the original recipe called for halibut (our favourite white fish), it wasn’t readily available, and in truth, can be quite expensive. Instead, I opted for two beautiful pieces of wild cod. These were actually frozen and I thawed them overnight, which makes this recipe even better. We often keep frozen fish handy.
The preparation was easy (you can find the full recipe by visiting the Kraft Canada website link here) but I used some olive oil on the bottom of my baking dish, a cup of sauce, placed my fish on topped, seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano and baked. It took about 25 minutes.
I ended up serving it with asparagus (possibly one of my favourite veggie side dishes) and a large piece of chunky bread. I felt like the bread was needed because the asparagus, while cooked until it still had a little bit of bite to it, is a softer, not crunchy veggie, and the fish is soft as well. I needed to add some texture plus, I wanted something to dip into that delicious marinara sauce.
TIP: In the last minute or so of cooking the fish, pop the bread into the bread into the oven alongside it to warm it up!
The other thing I love about this dish is that you can make it for more than two people (and for those asking, no, my kids didn’t want anything to do with it. They don’t love white fish unless it’s in a stick format 😉 It doesn’t take long to make, and as I mentioned for a weeknight meal it was perfect. Andy and I instantly looked at each other and agreed to make this a part of our meal rotation.
Do you love cooking with fish like we do? This is one to try any time of the week!
Want more recipe inspiration using pasta sauce? Visit the Kraft Canada website!
Disclosure: This post is part of my partnership with Kraft Canada’s What’s Cooking contributor team and I receive compensation. All opinions are my own.