- 4 x 180g thick white fish fillets, eg snapper, blue eye
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, finely sliced into rings
- 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
- 400g fresh or tinned tomatoes, chopped
- 1 red capsicum, cut into strips
- 150mL water
- Sea salt and pepper
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 10 green olives, pitted
- 1 tbsp salted capers, rinsed
- 1 fresh green chilli, sliced
- Fresh coriander for serving
Rub the salt and lime juice into the fish fillets and set aside for 10 mins.
Heat the oven to 200C. Heat the oil in a frypan, and cook the onion for 10 mins until soft and pale.
Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, capsicum, water, salt, pepper, sugar, lime juice, olives, capers and chilli then cook for 10 mins.
Heat 1 tbsp extra olive oil in a frypan and sear the fish over high heat, skin-side down, for 1 minute.
Place skin-side up in an oiled baking pan and spoon the sauce on top. Bake for 15 mins or more, depending on thickness. Scatter with coriander and serve with rice.
This recipe is featured in the book, Spring which is available now in all good bookstores RRP $34.95. To order direct call 1300 656 059 or visit www.smh.com.au/store
- Main Ingredients - Fish
- Cuisine - Mexican
- Course - Main-course