Cod in Spicy Tomato Broth

Fresh cod poached in a super flavorful, delicious, slightly spicy tomato broth made with fresh tomatoes and herbs! A quick and easy dish to add to your weekly menu rotation! A healthy “ONE DISH DINNER” ready in 35 minutes! Serve with some warm crusty bread to make it a meal and to sop up all that tasty broth!

I’m Back!!! It’s been a really really long time since I’ve posted anything but I haven’t been inspired to write. Life is busy, especially with it being summer~ lots of yard work, working in the garden and greenhouse and of course, fishing! The weather has been perfect and the cod have finally arrived on the shores of Trinity Bay! Today for lunch, I made this amazing dish, Cod in Spicy Tomato Broth ~ did I say it was AMAZING!!!


Super simple, very healthy, gluten free and made with fresh tomatoes and herbs from your garden. I used cod but you could use any flaky white fish like haddock or tilapia. The broth has a bit of spice to it from the red pepper flakes and is so flavorful! I used cherry tomatoes but you could use whatever tomatoes you have on hand, just coarsely chop them.

Cod in Spicy Tomato Broth

  • Servings: 2 - 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Soooo Delicious! Soooo Healthy! Soooo Easy! Fresh cod poached in a broth made from fresh tomatoes and herbs! A “One Dish Dinner” that will become a Family Favorite!


2 TBSP olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half and then quartered
3 cups water
1 TBSP fresh oregano, finely chopped
1 TBSP fresh basil, julienned
1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
salt to taste
4 – 6 pieces of fresh cod or other flaky white fish


Set a large frying pan, with a cover, over medium heat. Add oilive oil until it is heated then add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for about 10 seconds ~ careful you don’t burn the garlic. Add the tomatoes, water, and herbs and return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove lid and simmer for 10 more minutes to let broth reduce slightly. Taste broth and season with salt if needed. Place cod in broth and season cod with salt. Cover and cook on medium low until fish is flaky ~ 8 to 10 minutes. Put 1 – 2 pieces of cod in serving bowl and add tomato broth. Garnish with more basil if desired. Enjoy! I served mine with some warm crusty bread to sop up all that amazing broth!

NOTE: This does not reheat well so only make enough for one meal! You can make the broth ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for a day or two and then just reheat and add your cod to cook and simmer. Lunch will be ready in 10 minutes!

Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD

slighly adapted from


Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

A tomato based Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup that is filling, healthy and makes enough for the whole family for a couple of days! Just put it in the Slow Cooker and forget about it! 

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and a Very Happy New Year! Lots of great eats and libations on many occasions during our festivities but now it’s time to pay the Piper and get back to a regular routine!! I am craving something sweet as I write this…oh my, it’s going to be a loooonnngggg week!

How many of you went to put on your work clothes today and felt like a stuffed sausage?!?! You know you overdid it when your “LOOSE” pants are now TIGHT. So to get back on track, over the next month, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite “HEALTHY” foods.

I’ll start out with my “Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup”.  This soup is really, really filling.  A small bowl will keep you full for hours.  Just pop all the ingredients in your slow cooker and you’ll have the rest of the day to do whatever ~ maybe have a little workout, go for a hike, or make a snowman in the back yard with the kids!

I usually shy away from any kind of ham based soups because I find them too salty. I found a little trick that solves that ~  Add a raw potato or 2 to your slow cooker and the potato will absorb all that extra salt.  Just toss them in the trash when the soup is ready.

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

  • Servings: LOTS ~ 10-15 Bowls
  • Difficulty: super, super, easy
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A Healthy tomato based Bean Soup made in the slow cooker ~ dump all the ingredients and forget about it! Super easy and so delicious and filling!


  • 1 ham bone (with any leftover meat on it)
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 cup of bean soup mix (I used a mix of green and yellow split peas, red split peas, rice and pearl barley ~ Blue Menu Brand)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 – 2 potatoes, chopped in half
  • 2 – 3 cups ham, chopped into pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste


Put ham bone, water, bean mix, onion, garlic, celery, carrots, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, bay leaves, italian seasoning, thyme, and potatoes into slow cooker.  Give a good stir to mix all the ingredients.  Put cover on slow cooker and cook on LOW for 8 – 10 hours.  Once beans are tender, remove ham bone (remove meat and add to soup) and potatoes and discard in the trash. Add chopped ham.  Season with salt and pepper to personal taste. Cook an additional 30 minutes.  Enjoy!

NOTE: The potato is used to absorb the salt from the ham bone so your soup won’t be too salty.  I did not add any extra salt to this recipe.  It turned out perfectly seasoned! If you can’t find a bean mix, you can also use beans that you soaked overnight ~ just drain and add to your slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients.

First Sunset in 2017 ~ Newfoundland

Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD

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