- 4 6 ounce fish fillets mahi, cod, halibut or any other firm white fish
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium red pepper, sliced
- 1/2 large onion, sliced
- 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup white wine or chicken stock if on a specific eating plan
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted
- salt and pepper
- Garnish with feta, chopped basil or fresh parsley if desired
Pat fish dry with paper towel. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Slice vegetables and set aside. Heat large cast iron or non stick skillet to medium high heat. Add olive oil and heat for about 30 seconds or until shimmery but not smoking. Add fish to hot skillet. DO NOT TOUCH. Sear for 3-4 minutes on each side. When the fish releases from the pan easily it is ready to flip. Remove fish from skillet and set aside.
Add peppers and onion to skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes until slightly soft. Add garlic and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add basil, white wine and chicken stock to vegetables in pan, scraping up all the little bits from the bottom. Add fish back to skillet and continue to cook until cooked through and fish flakes easily. Another 3-4 minutes. Toss kalamata’s into the pan until slightly heated. Serve with a sprinkle of feta, fresh basil or fresh parsley and lemon wedges if desired.
Serves 4 / Recipe from laughingspatula.com