This Wild Alaska Cod Fillet in Spicy Tomato Sauce recipe is dear to my heart. I grew up eating fish. My mother made it, so did my grandma and aunts. I can remember watching my mom make this. It reminds me of home.
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My mom often pairs her cod fish with rice or she uses it in making spinach stew. One of the things, I like about this recipe is the fact that it isn’t complicated and can be ready in less than 30 minutes.
No, matter who is making it, the process is always the same, although the spices and ingredients might change based on individual preferences. In the past, I’ve used halibut, sablefish, sole, and pollock. Any of these varieties works.
For this recipe, I used the frozen Wild Alaska Cod Fillet I picked up at my local grocery store. You can find them in the freezer section, right next to the seafood department. To thaw them out, I let it sit in water for about 20 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator.
While the fish is thawing, I use that time to blend my pepper and tomato sauce.
Wild Alaska Cod Fillet in Spicy Tomato Sauce
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large red pepper
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1 Jamaican hot pepper
- 1 medium sized onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 wild Alaska cod fillets (defrosted)
- 1 packet of bullion
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 1/2 cups of broth
- salt and pepper, to taste
- sprigs of fresh cilantro
- Blend the tomatoes, onion, and pepper in a blender and set aside.
- In a heavy saucepan, heat oil onion, garlic and saute over low heat until soft. Add the pepper and tomato sauce and to simmer about 1o minutes.
- Season with thyme, bullion, salt and pepper. Add broth and let the sauce cook down.
- Add the fish into the sauce and let it simmer for about 8 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve the pepper sauce and fish over rice, some plantains, and garnish with cilantro.
If you need an easy recipe for your holiday dinner, give this a try and for more dinner menu inspiration this holiday, check out the Alaska Seafood Website.