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Branzino with Herbs and Tomato Jam

Branzino with Herbs and Tomato Jam

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Tomato Jam

  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 medium shallots, thinly slicedt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peeled ginger
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam)
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 beefsteak tomatoes (about 2 pounds), coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper


  • 4 1-pound whole branzino, cleanedt
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh tender herbs (such as basil, dill, cilantro, and/or flat-leaf parsley)

Recipe Preparation

Tomato Jam

  • Heat oil in a large sauce- pan over medium heat; add mustard seeds, coriander, and cardamom and cook, stirring often, until mustard seeds begin to pop, about 1 minute. Add shallots, garlic, and ginger and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add fish sauce, sugar, turmeric, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute.

  • Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, until tomatoes are falling apart and mixture thickens, 35–45 minutes. Mix in lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Let cool (you should have about 3 cups).

  • DO AHEAD: Tomato jam can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill.


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Season fish lightly with salt and pepper. Lay 4 large rectangular pieces of parchment paper on a work surface. Spoon 1/4 cup reserved tomato jam in the center of 1 side of each sheet; top with fish, then another 1/2 cup tomato jam. Fold parchment paper over fish and crimp edges tightly to form a sealed packet. Place packets on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Bake fish, rotating halfway through, 30 minutes.

  • Open packets and top fish with herbs.

Nutritional Content

4 servings, 1 serving contains: Calories (kcal) 720 Fat (g) 26 Saturated Fat (g) 4.5 Cholesterol (mg) 185 Carbohydrates (g) 32 Dietary Fiber (g) 6 Total Sugars (g) 18 Protein (g) 90 Sodium (mg) 1960Reviews Section

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