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baked lingcod on plates with tomato sauce
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Baked Lingcod with Tomato Caper Sauce

This baked lingcod is cooked until tender and served with a tomato caper sauce. Prepare the sauce ahead of time for a quick and easy dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 286kcal


Tomato Caper Sauce:

  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1 TB capers
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes or 1 lb fresh tomatoes, cored + diced
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme, removed from stems ¼ tsp dried thyme


  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 8 oz lingcod (2 fillets) Or swap halibut, cod, or another dense white fish
  • tsp sea salt
  • ¼ lemon (4 thin slices)


Tomato Caper Sauce:

  • Add oil to a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add diced onions and cook 3-5 minutes, or until the onions are tender.
    Add garlic and capers. Cook 1-2 more minutes, or until garlic is fragrant.
    Cook Onions Until Tender
  • Add tomatoes, salt, and thyme. Lower heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.
    Cover sauce to keep warm.
    Optionally, prepare the sauce up to 3-4 days ahead of time, and rewarm before serving.
    Add Tomatoes + Simmer Until Thickened

Baked Lingcod:

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
    Brush an oven-safe pan with oil. Alternatively, use a baking sheet or casserole dish.
    Set the lingcod in the pan and sprinkle with salt. Cover the lingcod in lemon slices.
    Add Lingcod to Oven-Safe Pan
  • Cover pan with foil, and bake 8 minutes per 1" thickness. The fish is done when tender and easily pierced by a fork.
    Note that thinner fillets of fish will cook more quickly, so take care to note the thickness of the fillets.
    Bake Covered Until Tender
  • Remove the foil and lemon slices.
    Move an oven rack 3"-4" from the oven broiler. Preheat the broiler to high.
    Slide the pan back into the oven, and broil exactly one minute.
    Remove Lemons + Broil 1 Minute
  • Serve the lingcod right away along with the tomato caper sauce.
    Any extra sauce can be used to top side dishes (such as rice, pasta, or cauliflower rice).
    baked lingcod on plates with tomato sauce


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 968mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg