Poached Sea Bass Over a Bed of Tomato Sauce

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Last week I purchased a few cans of Italian tomatoes at Costco because they looked interesting and I thought they must taste great.

I will tell you that I have been very pleased with my purchase:-) They make wonderful sauces or dipping sauces without much efforts.
This evening I thought to use one can to accommodate my fish. I used Sea Bass for this recipe, but you can use any fish of course.
Ingredients for 2:

  • 1 can of tomato photo
  • 1tbsp of sugar
  • 1tbsp of fresh oregano chopped thinly
  • salt 
  • pepper
  • 1 or 2 sea bass filet ( depending how much you eat)
  • 1/2 tsp of butter 
  1. Empty the tomatoes into a chopper or a mixer and puree the tomatoes
  2. Pour the puree into a medium saucepan.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of of sugar, 1 tbsp of fresh oregano, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/4-1/8 tsp of pepper and bring this mixture to boil.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter into a small frying pan.
  5. When the butter is melted and is sizzling, place the filet of fish and saute quickly, for less than a minute on each side.
  6. Scoop the sauce into the large round mold.
  7. Place the filet on top of the sauce.
  8. Place the octogonal silpat on top of the large round mold and cook the fish for 5 minutes into a warm oven of 400.
  9. To eat, spoon the sauce onto individual plates. Place the fish in the middle and place a twig of oregano for decoration. Et voila!!!

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Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!