Provencal is a style of food in France that showcases certain ingredients at their peak in season. Traditionally this style consists of tomato, peppers, olives, capers, and herbs of your choice. This simple dish is light on ingredients, but big on flavors. I’ve used cod here to stay true to the French style, but any firm white fish, shrimp, or even salmon would work.
I lined the bottom of my baking dish with asparagus for a full one dish meal, but feel free to use whatever vegetable you choose or to forgo the vegetables entirely.
- 2 Cod fillets (6 oz each, thawed)
- 1 bundle asparagus (trimmed)
- ½ cup kalamata olives (halved)
- 2 Tbsp capers
- 1 orange (juice and zest)
- 1 red or yellow bell pepper (sliced thinly or diced)
- 2 shallots (sliced thin)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 1 ½ tsp kosher salt (divided)
- 1 ½ tsp pepper (divided)
- 2 tsp herbes de provence
- ½ cup white wine
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 400°F
- Prep all ingredients. In a bowl combine bell pepper, olives, capers, shallots, cherry tomatoes, garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, orange juice and zest, 2 tsp herbes de provence, white wine, and olive oil. Mix well.
- In a baking dish (I used a 9 x 9) lay asparagus or vegetables of your choice and place the cod fillets on top. Sprinkle the top of the fillets with remaining salt and pepper.
- Pour the bowl of seasoned peppers, tomatoes etc. over top of your fish fillets and spread across the dish evenly. Cover your dish tightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
- Fish should flake easily with a fork when done or if using a meat thermometer should reach 145°F. Enjoy alone or serve with a salad or starch of your choice. Enjoy!
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