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Fish in tomato sauce

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 85
  • Protein: 11.82
  • Fats: 2.95
  • Carbohydrates: 2.25
    Рыба в томатном соусе

    When we hear the name of the recipe "Fish in tomato sauce", we involuntarily immediately imagine canned food "Sprat in tomato sauce" and already lick our lips, remembering their appetizing appearance. Surely each of us in childhood loved to soak this thick and juicy sauce with the crumb of bread, preferring to leave the carcasses of the fish for adults. However, no one will stop us from doing this now - just cook such a dish and enjoy its excellent taste again!


    Such a delicious delicacy as fish in tomato sauce has gained popularity since ancient times, although many still argue about its origin. Some say that fish with tomato sauce appeared in the Mediterranean countries, where fish is the main food of the local population, while others are convinced that such a dish was invented by sailors who were tired of the constant fish soup or boiled fish and they created a new fish dish from the remnants of food on the ship. Namely, from tomato and onion, turning them into a sauce and complementing boiled or fried fish. So it was or in a different way - now no one will remember, but the recipe for fish in tomato sauce has remained with us for centuries and every time we prepare this delicious dish, we thank its creators!

    We will need the following ingredients:

    • 1 hake (carcass 300 g);
    • 1 onion;
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste;
    • 1 tsp salt;
    • 20 g of wheat flour;
    • 0.5 tsp granulated sugar;
    • 1 tbsp. water for the sauce;
    • 20 ml of vegetable oil.

    Cooking fish in tomato sauce

    1. All products are best prepared in advance so that they are in sight at the most necessary moment! In order to cook fish in tomato sauce, it is not necessary to follow the recipe and purchase exactly hake - you can cook any kind of fish in tomato! It's just that hake cooks faster than other types and contains practically no scales or bones. Therefore, such a cooked fish can be eaten not only by adults, but also by children, because fish is extremely healthy and nutritious for a child's body!

      We will prepare all the necessary products.

    2. Rinse the fish carcass in warm water and defrost if it was purchased frozen. Then we will clean the scales with a knife or a special cleaning for fish and open her abdomen, removing all the insides. Rinse the carcass again and cut into portioned pieces. Put the prepared pieces in a saucepan, fill them with hot water and boil until tender for 10-15 minutes.

      Gut, clean and wash the fish carcass, then cut it into pieces of the required size. Now put the fish in a saucepan, pour water and cook for about 15 minutes.

    3. Do not forget to pour 0.5 tsp into the water. salt - it will speed up the boiling of water.

      The water must be salted.

    4. While the fish is boiling, peel the onion from the husk and rinse it in water. Cut into halves, and then into half rings. If you do not like onions in tomato sauce, then chop the onion on a fine grater - the onion flavor will remain, but the onion slices in the sauce will not be noticeable!

      We clean the onion and cut it into pieces of the required size: it can be half rings, or it can be very small.

    5. Pour vegetable oil into a saucepan or frying pan and heat it red-hot. Then add the chopped onion into it and fry for about 3-5 minutes until golden brown.

      Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the onion until golden brown.

    6. Then add tomato paste to the onion. It must be slightly calcined in oil for 1-2 minutes so that it loses its acid. But, falling into hot oil, tomato paste often splatters, so we will slightly reduce the heat and use a lid to avoid splashes.

      Add tomato paste to the fried onion and boil for about a minute.

    7. As soon as the tomato paste is slightly fried, pour 1 glass of water into a saucepan.

      Now that the tomato paste is fried, pour a glass of water into the saucepan.

    8. A little secret - be sure to add a little granulated sugar to the sauce so that it neutralizes the tomato acid.

      Don't forget to add some granulated sugar to the sauce.

    9. Then let's taste the sauce and pour the remaining 0.5 tsp. salt.

      Add salt to the sauce.

    10. Slightly boil the sauce and put the boiled pieces of hake into it. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes so that the fish absorbs all the tomato flavor and becomes oily-velvety.

      Boil the sauce and put the boiled fish in it and simmer for at least 10 minutes.

    11. Now comes the turn of wheat flour - with its help we will slightly thicken the tomato sauce. Pour the flour into the boiling sauce and immediately beat it with a fork or whisk in order to avoid the formation of lumps. Let the sauce simmer for 1-2 minutes and turn off the heat.

      To thicken the tomato sauce, add a little flour to it, stirring the sauce with a whisk. Now the sauce needs to be boiled again for at least a couple of minutes.

    12. Fish stewed in tomato sauce is ready! We put 2-3 pieces of appetizing and fragrant fish on a plate and pour it with the prepared sauce on top. Serve with any greens and slices of bread. Boiled rice or boiled potatoes can be a great side dish for fish in tomato sauce, although in itself such a dish is extremely satisfying and nutritious. Enjoy your meal!

      To serve, put a couple of pieces of fish on a plate and pour sauce over it. It is best served with fresh herbs and fragrant bread. But rice or mashed potatoes will be indispensable as a side dish for such a fish.

    13. Bon appetite.

      Fish in tomato sauce

    Let's talk about the benefits of our dish

    Boiled fish is a source of many valuable vitamins and minerals. It perfectly saturates our body with easily digestible protein, normalizes the functions of our blood coagulation, improves eyesight and even lowers blood cholesterol levels!

    In addition to the benefits of fish, the tomato sauce present in the dish is made from fresh tomatoes, and they contain lycopene, a substance that can resist cancer cells in our body. Therefore, by preparing such a simple sauce for your family, you are already carrying out prevention for their organisms. In addition, the sauce is very low in calories and perfectly replaces sour cream sauces and mayonnaise, and even wins in taste! So for those who are fasting, tomato sauce is a great find!

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