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


Apple Pie Biscuits



I hope everyone had an amazing Mother’s Day weekend! I am so lucky to have my mother and my mother in law living in the same community in Newfoundland so we can visit both families! This year, we actually shared Mother’s Day supper together with both sets of parents. We are also lucky that our parents like each other 🙂 and enjoy spending an evening together reminiscing about the old days and having a few cocktails.

We started the day with a delicious brunch that included Apple Pie Biscuits with a homemade apple pie filling, pillsbury grand biscuits, and tons of cinnamon sugar topped with a yummy glaze and walnuts. Very decadent but soooo ooey gooey goooood!


We finished the day with No Bake Blueberry Éclair Bars….layers of graham wafer crackers, a pudding and cool whip filling, and a homemade blueberry jam sauce. A great make ahead dessert that is super creamy! Anything with blueberries is a winner for me! (I’ll share that recipe another day)

The day ended with a great game of cards between the mudders and the others and the others beat the mudders. Sorry mudders! 🙂

Here is the recipe for the Apple Pie Biscuits…..serve these at your next special occasion, a brunch, a birthday, or on the weekend just because! These Apple Pie Biscuits are finger licking good! 🙂


Apple Pie Biscuits (serves 8)


  • 1 pkg buttermilk biscuits, like pillsbury biscuits (8 count)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • Homemade apple pie filling (see recipe below) or 1 can apple pie filling  (store bought)


  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 TBSP milk or cream


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Melt butter and brush on all sides of a pie plate or cast iron skillet (10 inch).

In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Set aside.

Dip each biscuit in butter, place in pie plate or skillet.  Generously sprinkle top of biscuits with brown sugar mixture, turn biscuits over and generously sprinkle the other side.

Pour apple pie filling over the top of the sugared biscuits (if you have time, make the homemade apple pie filling! it is so good…way better than anything you could ever buy at the store!) Pour any remaining butter and brown sugar mixture over apple pie filling. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and fluffy.

Mix together the ingredients for the glaze and drizzle over the top of the hot, cooked biscuits.  Serve immediately! Deliciously delicious!

Homemade Apple Pie Filling

  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and diced (I used Granny Smith)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


In a saucepan, cook apples, lemon juice, sugar and salt over medium heat, stirring occasionally until apples are tender…about 15 – 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.  Let cool slightly and follow the recipe as above.

Enjoy! 🙂


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