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Broiled White Fish with Lemon, Tomatoes, and Olives

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Broiled White Fish with Lemon, Tomatoes, and Olives

Broiled White Fish with Lemon, Tomatoes, and Olives

Jessica Braider
When The Scramble opened its kitchen back in 2003, Mark Goldfarb was excited to share his fantastic fish preparation. So flavorful, elegant, and effortless, we think it's a winner.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb. catfish, walleye, bluefish, or other thick white fish fillets
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced, about 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper or to taste
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved or quartered, or any tomatoes, or use canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, or use capers (optional)


  • Preheat the broiler with the rack 5 - 6 inches from the heat source.
  • Lay the fish, skin-side down, in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or on a foil-lined baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine the oil and garlic and then brush the mixture evenly over the top of the fish.
  • Season it with salt and pepper, and lay the lemon slices evenly on top. Scatter the tomatoes and olives (optional) on top of and around the fish.
  • Broil the fish for 10 – 12 minutes until it is cooked through and flakes easily. Serve it immediately.

Slow Cooker Directions

  • Cut the fish, if necessary, so it fits easily into the slow cooker. Place each piece of fish on a separate piece of aluminum foil large enough to fold into a packet, and prepare the fish as above. Fold the aluminum foil to make a packet surrounding the fish completely, and place the packets in the slow cooker, stacking one on top of the other as needed. Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours or on high for 4 - 6 hours. (Slow cooker cooking times may vary—Get to know your slow cooker and, if necessary, adjust cooking times accordingly.)


Do Ahead or Delegate: Peel the garlic, slice the lemon, halve or quarter the tomatoes.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Top the cooked fish with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, and/or use extra olives and freshly ground black pepper.
Tip: Eating with your kids isn’t just good for their emotional health and their bodies, but it’s beneficial for your waistline too!  According to a recent Cornell University study, families that routinely turn off the television and sit down to meals together, have lower overall BMI’s (Body Mass Indexes).  When people eat while watching TV, they tend to eat to the pace of the show, don’t pay as much attention to signs of fullness, and are more likely to overeat.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 220, Total Fat: 13g, 19%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 3%; Cholesterol: 80mg, 27%; Sodium: 740mg, 31%; Total Carbohydrate: 6g, 2%; Dietary Fiber: 3g, 12%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 20g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Carb, Low Fat, Main Dish, Make-Ahead, No Added Sugar, Nut-Free, Slow Cooker, Spring, Summer, Super Scramble Express (20 minutes or less total)
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