Baked Fish a la Portuguese

This Mediterranean dish is delightfully light and tastes best with the freshest of ingredients. Savor the aromatic flavors as they mingle together in the oven.

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Fish Portuguese with Cilantro Garnish
  • Fish fillets (typically cod fish is the tradition for this dish, however basa or any meaty white fish fillet would work)
  • 1/4 cup EVOO (ᵗ extra virgin olive oil)
  • 4 cloves garlic (or substitute with 1 Tbsp garlic powder)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp each: dried dill, dried rosemary and sea salt
  • 1/2 cup strained tomato
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, peeled, cut in big chunks and par-boiled for 10 minutes only
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
  • Kalamata olives with pits (~ 2 Tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro or flat leaf parsley, chopped fine (no stems)


  1. Combine olive oil, garlic, cayenne, dried herbs, salt and strained tomato and stir well
  2. Lay the fish fillets, potato chunks, eggs and olives in a greased baking dish and drizzle the marinara sauce all over
  3. Garnish with chopped cilantro
  4. Cover with foil, tightly.
  5. Bake at 375° for around 45 minutes