Delish Fish Dish

I like fish, but I wouldn’t say that I love it. At least, not the way I love chocolate. But fish has so many wonderful health benefits, and when it’s cooked right (and well), it makes for a tasty and satisfying meal. This is a recipe I found many years ago, and I was shocked at how light and delicious it was. Besides, not only is fish full of amazing health benefits, the other ingredients can be regarded as superfoods. As an added perk, the recipe is simple and so easy to follow. What more could you possible want, except a small piece of chocolate for dessert?


1 cup sliced leeks

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tsp olive oil

1-1/2 pound orange roughy, cod, or other white fish

12-15 fresh basil leaves

2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

1 small can black olives, sliced thin

1 lemon

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray. Place basil leaves in the bottom of dish. Rinse and pat dry fish fillets, placing on top of basil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat, and cook leeks and garlic until soft and fragrant. Top the fish with the leeks and garlic.

Place tomato and olive slices evenly over the leeks and garlic. Thinly slice half of the lemon and place over the tomatoes and olives. Squeeze the juice from the remaining half of the lemon over the top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake between 20-30 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork.

I love serving this with a nice green salad and a light white wine. Enjoy!

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