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Tarragon-Tomato Fish

Tarragon-Tomato Fish


  • 4 fillets sea bass, mahi-mahi or cod (6 ounces each)

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped

  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 slices

  • Crusty French bread, to pass around the table


Pre-heat the oven to 425°F or a grill to medium-high.

Season the fish with salt and pepper and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of EVOO to coat. In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, shallots and tarragon; season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with the remaining 2 tablespoons EVOO. Cover a baking sheet with foil. Arrange four piles, each with two lemon slices, one fish fillet and a quarter of the tomato-shallot mixture. Cover with another sheet of foil and pinch together on all four sides to seal the packet. Roast the fish in the oven or closed grill until opaque, 15-18 minutes. Open the foil packet and, using a large spatula, transfer the fish to plates. Pour the cooking juices over the fish. Pass bread at the table for mopping.