Provencal Fish



Unlike Bouillabaisse, a traditional fancy fish stew in the Provençal region of southern France, this oven-baked fish with Provencal sauce is rather quick, easy to make, and tastes very delicious and Mediterranean.

  • 700 g Skinless fish fillets (sea bass or red snapper)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
    2 Shallots, finely sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 400 g Canned chopped tomatoes
  • 120 ml White wine
  • 1 Roasted bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 12 Olives, pitted and halved
  • 1 tbsp Flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Grease a baking dish with a little olive oil. Place fish in Season, cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes until just cooked through.
  2. To prepare the sauce, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced shallots and stir until it starts to soften, 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and stir briefly. Add tomato paste, tomatoes and white wine. Stir and cook for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Add in sliced roasted bell peppers and halved olives, taste and adjust the seasoning. Arrange the fish on serving plates and spoon the sauce over. Top with chopped parsley and serve with noodles or potatoes.

76 comments:

Lisa 13/10/10 06:52

What an amazingly colorful and striking dish. This would whet anyone's appetite.

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Monet 13/10/10 07:11

Not only does it look absolutely stunning, but I'm sure it tastes so moist and flavorful. Don't olives do amazing things when paired with fish? I wish I could take a fork into my computer screen! Your recipes are always so creative and inspiring. You remind me of the joy of cooking (since I bake far too much) :-)

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wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more 13/10/10 07:43

I love how red it looks....
Fiercely appetizing!!

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kitchen flavours 13/10/10 07:58

Wow, Angie, beautiful photos! It is like looking at a delicious 5 star dish in a glossy magazine! This dish looks 5 stars to me! Looks absolutely yummy!

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jess @ j3ss kitch3n 13/10/10 08:06

amazing dish!! looks so yummy!

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tigerfish 13/10/10 08:25

The luscious tomato and peppers on the fish are stunning!

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Happy Cook 13/10/10 09:25

I always make provancial chicken never did fish.
This looks so so good.

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Anncoo 13/10/10 09:30

Very beautiful color and a flavorful meal ;)

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Peanutts 13/10/10 09:42

yumm, thats a beatiful plate :), too good to eat :)

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My Little Space 13/10/10 10:04

It's fantastic to pair the pasta with fish! Hopefully, I'll remember to get some fish fillet in my next shopping trip. Thank you for the recipe and have a great day.
Cheers, Kristy

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zurin 13/10/10 11:03

another amazing dish !!

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Treat and Trick 13/10/10 11:05

Looks so tempting, I love its beautiful color, yum...

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Trissa 13/10/10 11:35

It seems very healthy too since it's baked! I love how you served it with pasta - it would definitely be the perfect accompaniment to the dish.

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Fimère 13/10/10 11:38

je suis d'accord avec toi c'est facile à faire mais surtout bien parfumé et drôlement délicieux, j'adore
bonne journée

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♥peachkins♥ 13/10/10 12:10

This would make me eat a lot of fish eventhough I am not a fish lover...

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faithy, the baker 13/10/10 12:13

Have you ever thought of competing in those food competition like in Masterchef? I think you'll win hand-down! All your dishes look so yummy and heavenly!

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denise @ quickies on the dinner table 13/10/10 12:33

Wow!!! What colour! This looks absolutely amazing! And so much quicker than bouillabaise...

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Joanne 13/10/10 12:43

This makes for such a beautiful presentation and I love all of the fresh flavors in it! very tasty.

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Sharmilee! :) 13/10/10 12:51

What a bright color which makes the dish so tempting

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Pegasuslegend 13/10/10 13:07

amazing likelife pictures captured wonderful post!

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Nostalgia 13/10/10 14:05

Looks great.. what a delicious dinner this makes

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Priya 13/10/10 14:08

Provencal fish looks irresistible with loads of fabulous flavours..

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Faith 13/10/10 14:18

I've never thought to make fish stew with red sauce, what a great idea! Looks very flavorful and delicious!

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Belinda @zomppa 13/10/10 14:41

We do this with shrimp, but will have to try this! The colors are stunning!

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5 Star Foodie 13/10/10 14:59

A terrific simple dish and I love all the wonderful Provencal flavors here!

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Nitha 13/10/10 15:04

Love the colour.. looks great...

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Jenn 13/10/10 15:21

Beautiful...quick....delicious? What more could you ask for?

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Jo 13/10/10 15:34

A really delicious fish dish - enticing and colourful!

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Pavithra 13/10/10 16:24

Angie ur plating can make any one drool dear. Yummy!!!

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Jeannie 13/10/10 16:25

Such a colourful dish! Love the flavours and the simplicity of preparing it.

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Dishesdone 13/10/10 16:47

Looks absolutely fantastic! Eye appealing and delicious, I just love the ingredients in this recipe!

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Umm Mymoonah 13/10/10 16:58

That looks just like a plate of food served in a restaurant, so beautiful.

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whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 13/10/10 17:06

Nice, I like the colors on there. I need to start eating more fish, I love how easy it is too.
-Gina-

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Shirley @ Kokken69 13/10/10 18:22

Wow, this looks really good, Angie! Absolutely restaurant standard.

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Norma 13/10/10 18:46

Your creations are aways so mouth watering.

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☺lani☺ 13/10/10 19:08

Yummy! The best! Happy Mid-week!

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Keri 13/10/10 19:19

Hello Angie. This is great. Looks delicious, of course. Hope all's well with you. FYI, I put another blurb on my blog about your wonderful website and your Great Gyro! http://sandwich365.blogspot.com/2010/09/gyro-sandwich-yee-ro.html

Take good Care, Keri

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Claudia 13/10/10 19:44

Oh Angie - how sweet this is. Love every ingredient and it's stunning!

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aipi 13/10/10 19:45

Flavorful n colorful dish!

US Masala

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Joy 13/10/10 20:21

That looks delish. I have always loved how you plate.

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Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron 13/10/10 21:13

You're so right. It's fast, easy, yet flavorful! I like the 30-min time control. It's perfect for busy weekdays and I don't have to give up gourmet delicious food!

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Magic of Spice 13/10/10 21:39

Angie this is a stunning dish...beautiful flavors, but not overdone :)
Love it!

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Ananda Rajashekar 13/10/10 22:18

roasted bell peppers with fish need some, delicious!

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Stella 13/10/10 23:49

Hey Angie! Sorry for being absent lately, but I can see that you're still at it with all of your wonderment. This fish looks absolutely delicious. And I'm so tired I wish someone would just make it for me-that sounds so nice;-)

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blackbookkitchendiaries 14/10/10 00:17

this dish is so stunning! i love it:) thank you for sharing.

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scrambledhenfruit 14/10/10 03:07

Your photo is so gorgeous, I could eat this right off of my computer screen! That really looks colorful and delicious!

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Reeni 14/10/10 03:11

I love this fish with pasta Angie! That looks insanely good!

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Sanghi 14/10/10 05:05

mmm fish looks colourful and yummy dear!

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 14/10/10 06:03

Gorgeous and light! I just posted something similar!

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HoHoHo 14/10/10 11:22

very inviting... love it :)

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Clare @ Mrs Multitasker 14/10/10 11:24

This looks gorgeous Angie. And sounds easy to make! Yippee!
You really whet my appetite when you mentioned Bouillabaise... I lurve Bouillabaise...

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Lena Rashmin Raj 14/10/10 13:04

awesome... this looks like a dish from masterchef australlia tv series in star world... incredible Angie.. im so sad that i missed your blog till this..

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Elin 14/10/10 15:16

Angie , a light and delicious meal that I would love to have for my dinner :) Thanks for sharing another wonderful dish :)

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Hearty Bakes 14/10/10 15:29

Very inviting dish! Love the colours and am sure how delish that is.

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pigpigscorner 14/10/10 15:51

Gorgeous! I like how it's simple and quick =)

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Susi 14/10/10 16:28

Stunning colorful and delicious sounding dish! I can almost smell it through my computer screen, it is making my mouth water!

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Emily Z 14/10/10 16:47

Sounds delicious, I do like some Mediterranean foods! I have a baked salmon recipe that I love... I think I prefer baking fish when I do cook it.

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Pete 14/10/10 16:54

Wonderful mix of colours, sure is delicious

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The Comfort of Cooking 14/10/10 17:19

I have a pound of red snapper that is BEGGING to be used for this recipe. Thank you for sharing this, Angie! It looks absolutely mouthwatering.

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Chow and Chatter 14/10/10 23:16

oh wow lovely fish recipe and amazing photos thanks for the kind feedback on the blog design

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Chef Dennis 15/10/10 01:10

First of all your presentation is perfect! I love the Mediterranean style of preparing fish, I would love to try this dish with red snapper!

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 15/10/10 04:46

I just made a pasta sauce with almost these same exact ingredients, so I know I love these flavors. And I love the mild taste and health benefits of fish. What a great dish!

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Fight the Fat Foodie 15/10/10 05:30

This really looks and sounds wonderful.

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delphcotecuisine 15/10/10 06:26

lovely colourful ans sunny dish of fish, absolutly perfect for today

thanks for also for stopping bu my blog
Bises from France
Delphine

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Jess @ Bakericious 15/10/10 08:14

another delicious meal that hard to resist, yummy!

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Cherine 15/10/10 11:50

Looks amazingly delicious! Can't wait to try it!

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Foodessa 15/10/10 14:09

The Bass fish would be my preferance and this is how I also prepare it for Hubby and myself. Very cherishable moments from travelling through Southern France ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

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Karen 16/10/10 00:39

Beautiful dish! Love these flavors, and it is such a plus to have such an impressive dish be so easy to make.

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Epicurious Travels 16/10/10 03:32

Oh my, this looks so vibrant and delicious!

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