Cod in Tomatoes with Wine

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Easy, but delicious. Great for those watching their diet and for those that want a decent feast! Serve with vermicelli noodles, new potatoes, or salad.


  • 6 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 fresh red chile pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine, or more as needed
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 (4 ounce) cod loins
  • 8 large uncooked prawns, peeled and deveined


Slice an ‘X’ in the bottom of each tomato. Bring a pot of water to a boil; boil tomatoes for 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of iced water for 1 minute. Peel tomatoes, starting from the ‘X’ side; chop.

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over low heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add chile pepper and tomatoes; cook and stir until tomatoes begin reduce, 5 to 8 minutes. Pour in wine; cook over medium heat until wine reduces slightly, about 5 more minutes. Stir in salt, black pepper, basil, and parsley.

Place cod loins into tomato mixture; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Turn cod and cook other side until fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes. Add prawns; cover and cook until prawns are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Prep time: 30 mins / Cooking time: 25 mins / Total time: 55 mins

Serving: 2 / Yield: 2 servings

Calories: 428.7

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