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Olive Oil–Poached Fish

If you find cooking fish intimidating, this recipe is for you. Simply add fillets to a baking dish with olive oil and a few flavorful staples. Drain and refrigerate the fish for up to 3 days to use in meals throughout the week.
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Olive Oil–Poached Fish recipe

Olive Oil–Poached Fish

You can drizzle the extra oil over a salad or roasted vegetables if using right away, but it’s not safe to store it for future use.

TIP: For an easy lunch, flake the fish and serve in nori wraps with matchstick carrots and bell pepper and sliced avocado.

FATIGUE FIGHTER: Certain conditions like thyroid disorders cause the body to overproduce hormones, expending energy more quickly. If you find yourself fighting fatigue, check with your physician and focus on thyroid- supporting nutrients such as iodine and selenium, which are found in cod.

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  • 4Servings


  • 1 large lemon, sliced into thin rounds, divided

    4 6-oz skinless cod or halibut fillets

    ½ tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper

    1 lb grape or cherry tomatoes, optional

    1 tbsp drained capers

    3 cloves garlic, sliced

    2 cups extra-virgin olive oil

    5 sprigs fresh thyme

    1 bay leaf


1. Preheat oven to 250ºF. Lay half the lemon slices in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Pat fish dry, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place on top of lemon slices. Top with tomatoes (if using), capers, garlic and remaining lemon slices. Pour oil over top. Add thyme and bay leaf, pushing to submerge in oil.

2. Bake fish until cooked through and flakes easily, 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 fillet
  • Calories: 195
  • Carbohydrate Content: 2 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 65 mg
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 27 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 384 mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 6 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g