Quick Pan-Fried Fish with Cherry Tomatoes

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Quick Pan-Fried Fish with Cherry Tomatoes
Quick Pan-Fried Fish with Cherry Tomatoes
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  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced mint
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cod or halibut fillets
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 lemon wedges


  1. Mix the garlic, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, and mint together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Put the fish fillets in a small bowl. Pour half the marinade over the fillets and turn to coat. Mix remaining marinade with the cherry tomatoes in a separate bowl.
  3. Marinate fish in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high. Pour the tomatoes and marinade into the skillet and cook until tomatoes soften, 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low. Remove fillets from marinade and nestle into the skillet with the tomatoes. Cook until no longer translucent and the flesh flakes easily with a fork, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Serve with lemon wedges.
Mealthy tip:

This recipe works just as well with chicken; just add the tomatoes and the chicken at the same time!


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September 06, 2017 at 6:10am

Annie Chambers Myott says:

Loved this simple, yet flavorful dish. So easy to make! Only note is that my filets were somewhat thick and my cook time was almost double on each side.

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September 01, 2017 at 3:15am

Tiana D. says:

This was absolutely delicious! I made a couple updates which worked really well: added chopped and seeded Roma tomatoes and sundried tomatoes. Added butter and cream to the tomatoes after frying the fish and made a nice sauce. Served over parmesan rice.... Yum! I will definitely make this again!