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Baked Fish with Tomatoes (Spetsiota)


  • Psari a la Spetsiota (Fish done in the style of Spetses)
  • A very tasty fish dish done in the style of Spetses, an island close to Athens

Total Time:50 mins
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:40 mins

Baked Fish with Tomatoes (Spetsiota)

Baked Fish with Tomatoes (Spetsiota)


  • 2 lbs cod or 2 lbs halibut or 2 lbs red snapper fillets
  • 1 small lemon, juice of
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes (or a 1 lb tin crushed)
  • 3/4 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place the fish in a glass baking dish large enough to contain it in one layer and sprinkle the fish with the lemon juice and season to taste.
  • Peel one tomato and’grate’ through the large holes of a box grater into a bowl to catch the pulp and juices; add the tomato paste (thinned in a bit of water), garlic, parsley, olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Pour the tomato mixture over the fish.
  • Slice the other tomato in thick slices (if using tinned tomato, you can forego this part), place the slices over the fish and top with the bread crumbs.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes.

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