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Pan Fried Fish with Red Pepper Sauce

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Pan Fried Fish with Red Pepper Sauce - an easy weeknight dinner of pan-fried fish served atop a sauce of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and garlic.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pan Fried Fish with Red Pepper Sauce - an easy weeknight dinner of pan-fried fish served atop a sauce of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and garlic. https://www.lanascooking.com/pan-fried-fish-with-red-pepper-sauce/

Pan Fried Fish with Red Pepper Sauce – an easy weeknight dinner of pan-fried fish served atop a sauce of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and garlic. 

I’ve always been a regular viewer of the Food Network. And one of the shows I used to love to watch was the old Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals show. That girl just amazed me with what she could turn out in thirty minutes!

Pan Fried Fish with Red Pepper Sauce - an easy weeknight dinner of pan-fried fish served atop a sauce of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and garlic. https://www.lanascooking.com/pan-fried-fish-with-red-pepper-sauce/

I remember the episode where she made this recipe for fish with her version of a romesco sauce and how amazing that recipe looked. I started making it way back when that show first aired and we are still enjoying it today.

Not all her recipes have been hits for me, but this one is a home run. A hit-it-out-of-the-park kind of home run.

In the original recipe, she used red snapper but since that’s nowhere to be found within a 20-mile drive of my house, I just substitute grouper. If you have access to fresh red snapper, please do use it.

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The fish is lightly pan-fried and served over a delicious sauce that combines roasted red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and other goodies. It’s a wonderful recipe full of bold flavors that is easy enough for a weeknight or nice enough to serve to company.

How to Make Pan Fried Fish with Red Pepper Sauce

Start by preparing the red pepper sauce. Toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat.

Making red pepper sauce in a food processor.

In a food processor, combine the drained roasted red peppers, tomato, bread, pine nuts, garlic, rosemary, parsley, and balsamic vinegar. With the processor running, stream in the olive oil to form a thick sauce.

Rosemary and oil in a frying pan.

Add the remaining two tablespoons olive oil and a rosemary sprig to a shallow, non-stick pan. Heat over medium to medium-high heat while preparing the fish.

Prepping fish with seasoning and flour.

Season the fish with your choice of seasoning salt or seafood seasoning. I used Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt because that’s what we like, but you use whatever your family likes. Dredge the fish in flour, shaking off the excess.

Pan frying fish with oil and rosemary.

Cook in the rosemary-infused oil for 7-8 minutes until crispy and golden brown on both sides.

To serve, spoon a puddle of the red pepper sauce into the center of a plate. Place the fish on top of the sauce. Pass lemon wedges to squeeze over the fish.

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Pan Fried Fish with Red Pepper Sauce

Pan Fried Fish with Red Pepper Sauce – an easy weeknight dinner of pan-fried fish served atop a sauce of roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and garlic.
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1103kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 12 ounces roasted red peppers
  • 1 large Roma tomato coarsely chopped
  • 2 slices stale bread torn in large pieces
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped or grated
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary divided use
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • cup extra virgin olive oil plus 2 tblsp. additional
  • 4 grouper filets (4 to 6 oz. each)
  • Seasoning salt or seafood seasoning
  • Flour for dredging
  • Lemon wedges for serving

Instructions

  • Toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat. Drain the roasted red peppers.
  • Place the pine nuts, roasted red peppers, tomato, bread, garlic, leaves from 1 sprig of rosemary, parsley, and balsamic vinegar in the bowl of a food processor. Turn the processor on and stream in 1/4 to 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil forming a thick sauce. Set the sauce aside until needed.
  • Place the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil along with the remaining sprig of rosemary in a shallow, non-stick skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Let the rosemary heat with the oil while preparing the fish.
  • Season the fish on both sides with either seasoning salt or seafood seasoning. Dredge the fish in flour shaking each piece to remove the excess. Cook in the rosemary-infused olive oil for 7 to 8 minutes until fish is crispy and golden brown on both sides. Do not crowd the pan and cook in two batches if necessary. Remove the fish to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • To serve, place a puddle of red pepper sauce on each plate and top with fish fillets. Pass lemon wedges to squeeze over the fish.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 1103kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 178g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 333mg | Sodium: 1719mg | Potassium: 4612mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2178IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 10mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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12 Comments

  1. So glad you’re feeling better and what a winner you’ve found with your return to blogging; that sauce sounds absolutely divine!

  2. This looks so good. Pan fried fish is hard to beat and that sauce would really be fantastic.

  3. Oh Lana, you are on to something now… this sauce is a dandy – would love it with many things but I’m gonna try it with some snapper first – the boats are coming in everyday with everyone one catching their limit – two, now isn’t that just plain silly, chartering a snapper boat only to be able to keep two fish – I tell ya, the government done lost their mind, more red snapper out there this year than ever in recorded history… well, got that off my chest, now just gotta go find a capt that will part with some stow-a-way snapper on board!

    1. A two snapper limit! You’ve got to be kidding. You’d have to have yours and a buddy’s catch to make a good meal. I do hope you’ll try this sauce – it’s soooo good!

  4. I always tell folks who are afraid to cook fish that a pan fry is a technique they should master. Easy and versatile. GREG

    1. That’s great advice, Greg. I agree it’s an easy technique and one that almost always produces a great end product.

  5. I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well, Lana, but am glad to hear you’re on the mend. This dish sounds like something I’d want to make over and over again. That sauce would be great on chicken, or folded into a tortilla with some grilled steak.