Poached Fish in Tomato Sauce

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 20 min
240 calories/serving


1 tbsp canola oil 15 mL
1/2 onions, finely chopped 100 g
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced 0.2 g
1/8 tsp curry powder 0.4 g
1/8 tsp ground cumin 0.2 g
1/8 tsp turmeric 0.4 g
1 tsp gingerroot, grated 4 g
1/3 cup strained tomatoes 90 g
1/3 cup vegetable broth 85 mL
2 tbsp lemon, freshly squeezed 3/4 lemon
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]
400 g cod fillet
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped [optional] 4 g

Before you start

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet, over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté gently, with occasional stirring, until softened, about 5 min. Add the spices and grated ginger, then cook 2 min with stirring. Add the strained tomatoes, broth and half of the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste, cover and continue to cook 5 min.
  2. Add the fish fillets, cover and cook 5 min on one side. Turn the fillets then cook 5 min on the other side, or until the fish turns opaque.
  3. Adjust the seasoning, adding the remaining lemon juice Spoon the sauce over the fish, sprinkle with optional cilantro, then serve on the warmed plates.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (300 g)


% Daily Value




6 g

10 %

Saturated 0.6 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

4 %


90 mg


190 mg

8 %


9 g

3 %


1 g

6 %


4 g

Net Carbs

8 g


37 g

Vitamin A

13 %

Vitamin C

30 %


5 %


12 %


This recipe is :
Excellent source of  :
Magnesium, Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Good source of  :
Phosphorus, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
Source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Zinc
Low  :
Calories, Fat, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 0
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 4 ½
Fats 1

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

Very tasty; we couldn't wait to have it again.

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august 10, 2014 | I would make this recipe again

Great combination of flavors and simple to make

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