Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro

Perfect Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro #healthy #paleoWe’ve got a lean and luxurious Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro recipe today that you are going to love!

Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro #healthy #paleo
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Most of us have a strong reaction to fish. We either love all things seafood and can’t get enough. Or we sneer at the sheer thought of it.

Well I’ve got a simple healthy recipe today that will please the fish lovers, and might even turn a few haters over to our side.

Making Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro #healthy #paleo

Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro recipe is a quick and easy midweek meal consisting of pan-seared fish and zesty pomodoro sauce.

It’s a gluten free, dairy free, low fat, and paleo dinner option with rich Italian appeal!

Easy to Make Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro #healthy #paleo

The key to any good fish dish is to be very selective when purchasing your fish. Then prepare it right away.

Fresh fish is never stinky. Period.

It’s true that some types of fish have a stronger flavor than others, but if it’s fresh it will not smell bad or have a twangy flavor.

Make sure to buy wild fresh-caught fish when possible. If you have a hard time finding fresh fish where you live, ask the person behind the seafood counter to get you completely frozen fish fillets from the back.

Never (ever) buy the fish that has been thawed and sitting out in the case all day.

Quick Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro #healthy #paleo

This Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro recipe calls for “white fish” meaning, whatever kind of light flaky white fish you like best!

I used grouper fillets in the photos, however it tastes amazing with monkfish and even cod.

Quickie Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro #healthy #paleo

Pomodoro sauce is a quick-made tomato sauce, heavy on the basil.

This time of year I like to use canned crushed tomatoes in my pomodoro sauce, but during the summer you can make it with sweet vine-ripened tomatoes!

The pomodoro sauce offers a fresh vibrant note and rustic texture to the fish that is unique from most fish recipes.

Best Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro #healthy #paleo

Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro tastes amazing on its own, or pair it with fresh zucchini noodles to round out the meal!

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Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro #healthy #paleo
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Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro

Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
18 mins
Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro Recipe. An easy paleo-friendly meal that tastes amazing! Serve as-is or with zucchini noodles.
Servings: 4
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Potassium 1005mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 11.7%
Vitamin C 24.2%
Calcium 9%
Iron 19.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 3-4 skinless white fish fillets (grouper, cod, monkfish, halibut)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes (1 can)
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil. Salt and pepper the fish fillets on both sides. Once the oil is hot, sear the fish fillets until cooked through. For thin fillets like grouper, cook 2 minutes per side. For thicker fillets like cod, cook 4 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Add the garlic and shallots to the skillet. Saute for 2-3 minutes to soften. Then add in the crushed tomatoes and honey. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes. Taste, and salt and pepper as needed.
  3. Stir in the fresh basil and add the fish fillets back to the skillet. Simmer another 1-2 minutes to reheat the fish. Serve warm as-is or with a side of raw zucchini noodles.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: During tomato season, make this recipe with fresh tomatoes! Cut an X in the top of 10-12 fresh Roma tomatoes. Blanch them in boiling water for 1 minute. Peel off the skins and chop the tomatoes. Then substitute the fresh chopped tomatoes for the can of crushed tomatoes.

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10 comments on “Low Carb White Fish Pomodoro

  1. Julie | Table for Twoposted January 10, 2017 at 7:56 am Reply

    A delicious healthy meal to start my year off right!

  2. tally tips and tricksposted January 6, 2017 at 1:59 am Reply

    This is DELICIOUS!

  3. Maria Lichtyposted January 4, 2017 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Great sauce for the fish!

  4. Heather Christoposted January 4, 2017 at 10:48 am Reply

    What a perfect easy and healthy dinner!

  5. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 4, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply

    So nice an light, tasty and good!

  6. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted January 4, 2017 at 10:07 am Reply

    Mmmmmm….I need to make this ASAP! I adore white fish and love the addition of the pomodoro sauce! 

  7. Lauren Coxposted January 4, 2017 at 9:20 am Reply

    Thank you for the low carb recipes!! I’m loving them!!

  8. Jenny Flakeposted January 4, 2017 at 8:41 am Reply

    Beautiful dinner!

  9. Kristen Berryposted January 4, 2017 at 8:11 am Reply

    Hi Sommer,

    Would it be OK to poach the fish in the pomodoro sauce? Thank you for all of your great recipes! I really enjoy your web site and blog!


    • Sommerposted January 4, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply

      Hi Kristen,

      Absolutely! The only reason I don’t do that is because the fish is more visually pleasing when it’s cooked separately. It turns pinkish-red when cooked in the sauce. That’s probably not a big deal to most people, but I like to eat pretty food. ;)