Romesco Salsa Baked Fish Recipe

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Our baked fish with romesco salsa recipe just might be our favorite baked fish recipe. Romesco is Spain’s version of Italian marinara sauce. It contains nuts, tomatoes, garlic, and paprika. While it can be prepared with pine nuts or hazelnuts, our recipe utilizes almonds. Romesco Salsa has a nutty but rich taste that pairs perfectly with this baked fish recipe.

Our Romesco Salsa Baked Fish recipe is not only hearty but also healthy.

Almonds, which are the most alkaline nut, provide vitamin B2 and E, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. Almonds are also rich in antioxidants, including phytic acid and tocopherol. Antioxidants protect the body from internal damage caused by free radicals accumulation. Additionally, almonds may lower LDL bad cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and prevent blood sugar levels from rising.

Tomatoes, which, by the way, are a fruit and not a vegetable, are the base of the romesco salsa. Tomatoes are packed with Lycopene, potassium, folate, vitamin A, C, and K, and fiber. Lycopene is an antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Paprika is an anti-inflammatory spice that contains the compound capsaicin. Capsaicin provides several health benefits, including anti-cancer properties, UV protection, appetite suppression properties, and pain management benefits.

Garlic is the ultimate medicinal food. Garlic is packed in fiber, vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, selenium, and antioxidants. Garlic may also lower heart disease risk, total and LDL bad cholesterol, detoxify toxic metals in the body, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and improve bone health.

The romesco salsa also contains several dashes of red wine vinegar. Red wine vinegar promotes weight loss, regulated blood sugar levels, heart health, and healthy skin free of infections.

If you are seeking a change from the common lemon sauce for your baked fish, you should definitely try our romesco salsa baked fish recipe. Try it out and let us know how you like it!

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Baked Fish With Romesco Salsa

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 4
Calories 372 kcal


  • Frying pan
  • Oven
  • Baking Dish


  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 6 oz. roasted peppers, drained, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 oz. bread, chopped
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 24 oz. cod fillets, skinless (4 fillets)
  • 2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • salt & pepper


  • Heat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a medium bowl, mix the tomato, peppers, garlic, paprika, and red wine vinegar with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then set aside.
  • Place a small frying pan on the hob over a medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the bread and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until toasted. Transfer to plate and set aside.
  • Wipe the pan with a paper towel and add the almonds and roast over a medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Transfer onto the plate with the bread and set aside to cool.
  • Place the cod in a baking dish and drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season to taste with a little salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until cooked through.
  • Now add the toasted bread, almonds and parsley to the bowl with the tomato mixture and mix well. Spoon over the cooked fish, and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve immediately.
Keyword bake, dairy-free, fish, high protein, low carb

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