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A pan with shakshouka poached fish served with bread and topped with fresh, green herbs.

Shakshouka Poached Fish

Course Main Course
Keyword Bell Pepper, Crushed Tomatoes, Curry Powder, Fish, Gluten Free, Haddock, Onion, Onions, Paprika, Pollock, Salt, Seafood, Shakshouka, Tomato, Tomatoes, White Fish
Cooking Method Oven, Stovetop
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 269kcal
Author Frances Bray-Bateman


  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Oven Safe Pan


  • pound White Fish Hake and Pollock are great options
  • 1 can Crushed Tomatoes 16 ounces, no salt added
  • 1 Onion Medium, sweet or yellow
  • 2 Bell Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil Canola or olive
  • 1 Tablespoon Curry Powder + 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Wash fish in cold water, pat dry with paper towels, and store in fridge until ready to use.
  • Wash peppers, and cut into a medium dice.
  • Cut onion into a medium dice.
  • Place burner on medium heat setting, heat oil in an oven safe pan, until it can easily coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the diced onion and 1 teaspoon of salt; cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add spice mixture and toast for 30 seconds.
  • Add the bell peppers and cook until colors are bright and some of the water has cooked down, about 3 minutes.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and cook until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • Add fish to the top of the sauce, lightly press so it is partially submerged, drizzle a bit of olive oil on top, and put in the oven.
  • Cook fish for 15-20 minutes or until white and flaky. Note, cook times may vary based on fish thickness.


  • Optional: sprinkle arugula, parsley, or cilantro on top of finished dish.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 952mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2161IU | Vitamin C: 90mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg