5 from 7 votes
Photo of Sauteed Cod with Tomatoes in Plate with Fork
Nonna's Fish with Tomatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
My Nonna's Sautéed Cod with Tomatoes is so easy and delicious!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian-American
Keyword: cod, sauteed fish
Servings: 4
Calories: 325 kcal
Author: Cooking with Mamma C
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh cod fillets
  • 4 medium vine tomatoes (fresh or picked from a can of peeled San Marzano tomatoes)
  • 3 large cloves garlic (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste, if needed)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (divided use)
  • 1 ounce sliced black olives (drained & patted dry for garnish, optional)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Rinse the cod in cold water and remove any bones. Pat fish dry with a paper towel.
  2. Rinse parsley and dry it before chopping the leaves. Set aside. Slice up the garlic.
  3. If using fresh tomatoes, rinse, core, and peel them (optional). Cut the tomatoes into 1-inch wedges and remove the seeds. (If using canned tomatoes, just use four tomatoes from the can. Drain the juice and break the tomatoes into pieces with your hands.)
  4. Heat a large, non-stick skillet on medium high. Add the cod and top with tomatoes, garlic, 2 tablespoons of parsley, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pour olive oil on top and bring the pan to a boil.
  5. When boiling, put the heat on low and cover the pan. Cook until the cod can be flaked with a fork. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your fish, but start checking after 10 minutes of being covered. Do not flip the fish.
  6. When the cod is just about done, add olives for the last minute of cooking. Garnish with a tablespoon of parsley and add any extra salt needed before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Nonna's Fish with Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 356mg15%
Potassium 1019mg29%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1375IU28%
Vitamin C 23.3mg28%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.