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Cod in Vegetable Tomato Sauce

Cod in Vegetable Tomato Sauce

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, brunch, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Eastern European, European
Servings 4 people


  • 2 pounds of Cod or other white fish
  • 1 large Onion sliced
  • 2 Carrots matchsticks or grated
  • 2 Tomatoes seeded and sliced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper julienned
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Raw sugar
  • 4 whole spice berries
  • 2 Laurel/Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 3 Garlic minced
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh Thyme leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut fish into serving pieces and blot it dry with a paper towel to get rid of excess moisture. Generously season with salt, ground black pepper.
  • In a large skillet, cook the onions, carrots, season with salt and ground black pepper to taste, cook for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables begin to brown.
  • Add tomato paste, sugar, fresh bay leaf, whole spice, paprika, red bell pepper, tomatoes and garlic.
  • Cut the lemon in half. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.
  • Cook for another 8-10 minutes.  Turn off the heat, remove lemon, and add parsley and thyme.
  • Spread half of the vegetables on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Place a layer of fish over the vegetables.
  • Spread the remaining vegetables over the fish.
  • Cover the baking dish with a lid or aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes.
Keyword Baked fish, Cod, Fish, Tomato Sauce