Roasted Fish Bruschetta

Fresh Healthy Roasted Fish Bruschetta RecipeFresh and healthy Roasted Fish Bruschetta. An Italian favorite, perfect for summer. 

Healthy Roasted Fish Bruschetta Recipe

Today I’m sharing Roasted Fish Bruschetta, a quick and delightful meal that is perfect for nearly any occasion. Serve it as the main dish at lunch or dinner.

Roasted Fish Bruschetta is also a lovely first-course at a dinner party, could be miniaturized for appetizers, or could even be served as brunch!

Crispy Roasted Fish Bruschetta Recipe

There are three things that really elevate this Roasted Fish Bruschetta Recipe and should not be overlooked.

First, choose a tender, flaky white fish with a buttery note. Orange Roughy or Seabass would be the perfect choice. Also look for Mon chong, Ono (wahoo), or Halibut.

Making Roasted Fish Bruschetta Recipe

Second, chopped anchovy (or anchovy paste) provides a pungent earthy depth to the tomato sauce that simply can’t be reached otherwise, even if the sauce were simmered all day under the watchful eye of an Italian Nana.

Don’t skip the anchovy. It make the dish!

How To: Roasted Fish Bruschetta Recipe

Third, fresh basil. Enough said.

How to Make Roasted Fish Bruschetta Recipe

Stack the tender roasted fish on top of fresh toast bread. Then spoon the tomato sauce over the top, followed by fresh basil ribbons.

Perfection! Roasted Fish Bruschetta Recipe

Roasted Fish Bruschetta is pure summertime magic, especially when the tomatoes come straight out of the garden.

Serve it with a glass of white wine and a big smile!

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Healthy Roasted Fish Bruschetta Recipe
5 from 8 votes

Roasted Fish Bruschetta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Roasted Fish Bruschetta Recipe - A healthy Italian classic with tons of wow-factor! Crispy bread topped with fresh roasted fish and herbaceous tomato sauce.
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 5-6 anchovy fillets, minced (or 2 teaspoons anchovy paste)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 white fish fillets, or 1 large fillet cut into 4 pieces
  • 4 slices country bread, 1-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Set a sauce pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, onions, and anchovies. Sauté for 2 minutes, then add the garlic, tomatoes, and tomato paste. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer 10-15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, pat the fish dry with a paper towel. Then lightly oil, salt and pepper on both sides. Roast on a rimmed baking sheet for 6-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
  4. Brush the bread with olive oil and toast in the oven for 3-5 minutes. *You could put them on a lower rack with the fish to save time!
  5. Stack the basil leaves. Roll them into a tight cylinder. Slice them thin into fine ribbons.
  6. To assemble the bruschetta, top each bread slice with a fish fillet. Then add tomato sauce and sprinkle fresh basil ribbons over the fish. Serve immediately.

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61 comments on “Roasted Fish Bruschetta

  1. Pingback: 22 Bruschetta Recipes - Culinary Arts Network

  2. Sommer Jposted December 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm Reply

    oh my!! i am sure this is as delicious as it looks!

  3. CLAIREposted March 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm Reply

    i just posted a link here as some of my fav fish recipes! thanks for sharing!

  4. Gourmet Gadget Galposted October 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm Reply

    This looks delicious. Don't you wish this is the kind of "fish" sandwich you could get when you are on the road!

  5. She's Cookin'posted October 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Congrats on the Top 9! We all knew it was a winner! I just got back from out of town and had more tomatoes – so I just may riff on your recipe tonight :)

  6. Wheels and Lollipopsposted October 18, 2010 at 10:14 am Reply

    This reminds me of a dish that I had in Portugal it was essentially the same but made with Cod fish and no tomatoes, just really good olive oil and garlic.

  7. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableposted October 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Yes, yes, YES to anchovies!! Shame many shy away from them…this is simple, beautiful and definitely kick ass delicious! Beautiful photos too!

  8. Shirleyposted October 17, 2010 at 3:20 am Reply

    I've never heard of fish bruschetta, but this looks delicious. And you know I love them quotes!

  9. Susanposted October 16, 2010 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Inspired! So simple, but the flavors! Well done!

  10. newlywedposted October 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm Reply

    This looks so yummy, simple, and healthful. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Gitteposted October 16, 2010 at 9:07 am Reply

    Looks very very delicious. I would not have thought of fish for a Bruschetta but it sounds simply wonderful.

  12. daphneposted October 16, 2010 at 2:48 am Reply

    This looks like such a simple, quick recipe, ill have to try it soon!

  13. The Mom Chefposted October 16, 2010 at 2:44 am Reply

    Oh Sommer, this looks fantastic. It brings summer right back into the house! But, c'mon…give us French our due; cutting basil into ribbons? Chiffonade. It's a gorgeous, wonderful word that means cutting leaves (basil, salad, etc.) into ribbons. :)

  14. julieposted October 16, 2010 at 1:57 am Reply

    It looks delicious Sommer! So simple and yet elegant!

  15. Imwaytoobusyposted October 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm Reply

    I'm a simple recipe girl! This looks fantastic!

  16. A SPICY PERSPECTIVEposted October 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Hey Claire~

    I have made this with tilapia, but I find it's better with the richness of a white fish that has a natural buttery flavor. But really, you can't go wrong–pick what you like that's the freshest!

  17. Annaposted October 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm Reply

    Oh yes! I knew you would make to top 9. That is a gorgeous yummy picture.
    Congrats girl. Have a wonderful Friday.

  18. Magic of Spiceposted October 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm Reply

    Very lovely dish…perfect for an easy but delightful meal :)

  19. The Simple Skilletposted October 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm Reply

    This looks and sounds awesome. I know I just had breakfast, but I' getting hungry looking at it!

  20. Nirmalaposted October 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm Reply

    I love how simple and quickly this comes together. I bet it might also be good with salmon. I make a dish similar to this minus the toast.

  21. Biren @ Roti n Riceposted October 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm Reply

    Looks so lovely and tasty! Sure wouldn't mind having some for lunch.

  22. jennynoowynposted October 15, 2010 at 10:14 am Reply

    Often the most simple recipes are the best. This looks great, thanks for sharing

  23. Baking Barristerposted October 15, 2010 at 5:44 am Reply

    cngrats on the top 9! i would eat this up in a minute. It's beautiful and i imagine it tastes amazing. i love sea bass, btw. sigh.

  24. [email protected]posted October 15, 2010 at 1:23 am Reply

    Ohhh, what a great easy meal. Nice and light – I love it! And your pictures are beautiful.

  25. Chef Dennisposted October 14, 2010 at 11:06 pm Reply

    what beautiful images of such an incredible bruschetta! I would never have thought of fish on those lovely toasts! Now thats thinking outside the box!

  26. sweetlifeposted October 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm Reply

    All sorrows are less with bread, love it…or in my case a warm tortilla slathered with perfect quick post I would love to serve this on date night with a great glass of wine…yummy post


  27. A Little Yumminessposted October 14, 2010 at 10:16 pm Reply

    Love simple and fantastic :). This begs for a glass of wine….

  28. Katerinaposted October 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm Reply

    I love your vesion of bruschetta. It is such a versatile appetizer.

  29. sensiblecookingposted October 14, 2010 at 9:15 pm Reply

    That is such a wonderful twist to normal Bruschetta. I was introduced to Bruschetta by my friend and since then loving it. Oh I can't wait to return the favor with this recipe. She will love it.

  30. pigpigscornerposted October 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm Reply

    Beautiful! Simple and delicious.

  31. Stellaposted October 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm Reply

    Sommer! This looks wonderful. I love fish-it's my meat when I'm jonesin' (smile). I'm going to make a bruschetta like this next time I get my hands on some fresh, wild fish!

  32. Chow and Chatterposted October 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm Reply

    looks great i also love simple and those quotes are great you should tweet them thanks for taking a look at my site hugs Rebecca

  33. Debbieposted October 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm Reply

    What a fabulous meal idea! Never thought to combine bruschetta with a meat. THanks

  34. 5 Star Foodieposted October 14, 2010 at 6:41 pm Reply

    A terrific bruschetta – it looks gorgeous with all the bright colors and sounds super delicious!

  35. Victoria K.posted October 14, 2010 at 6:04 pm Reply

    Wow, look at that color, the bright red is making me think it's still summer!! This looks like such a fresh, delicious, simple, but refined dish. Great job!

  36. claireposted October 14, 2010 at 5:44 pm Reply

    your photos are beautiful as always! Thoughts on making this with tilapia or mahi mahi?

  37. blackbookkitchendiariesposted October 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm Reply

    how beautiful! i love recipe, it's a definate keeper:)

  38. Carolynposted October 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm Reply

    Oh my, I'd say that in this case, simple is absolutely the best. Those look wonderful!

  39. Emily Malloyposted October 14, 2010 at 4:30 pm Reply

    Simply gawgeous dahling.

  40. Tiffanyposted October 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm Reply

    Fabulous post! I am loving your photography, great job!

  41. Annaposted October 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm Reply

    OMG! It is Fantastic…looks amazing and must be so yummy. Loved your pictures, the last one is stunning.

  42. Susiposted October 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm Reply

    I've never seen fish on a bruschetta before but it sounds and looks amazing! Beautiful pictures as well and I love the Julia Child quote at the end LOL

  43. Emily Zposted October 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm Reply

    How interesting, I have never thought of fish in bruschetta before. But I envision this bring great for a nice Sunday brunch or something… I also love quotes, and I love the first one!

  44. Claudiaposted October 14, 2010 at 2:19 pm Reply

    You know that makes my heart sing – all fresh and herby and light. Presentation is beautiful – you just know someone's hands were all over it….

  45. Rosa's Yummy Yumsposted October 14, 2010 at 10:01 am Reply

    A splendid and original bruschetta! Yummy!



  46. apiciusapprenticeposted October 14, 2010 at 1:56 pm Reply

    I really love the photography on this post. Will have to try this recipe. Thank you!

  47. Suchitraposted October 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm Reply

    looks great- guess i could substitute veggies for fish!

  48. She's Cookin'posted October 14, 2010 at 10:37 am Reply

    Yes, the simple things in life are best,indeed! Vibrant colors, delicious, and nutritious – love it!

  49. Devakiposted October 14, 2010 at 9:53 am Reply

    So beautiful and delectable! Lovely in every respect, Sommer

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  50. Valposted October 14, 2010 at 9:41 am Reply

    I couldn't agree more with your post title. I am an eager advocate of "less is more" and try hard to achieve that with cooking. It's quite easy to get carried away though.

    Lovely dish. I think I'm going to be craving this until I make it (I better go get me some fish then!).

  51. Angie's Recipesposted October 14, 2010 at 9:34 am Reply

    Looks totally delicious! Exactly my type of food.

  52. Dimahposted October 14, 2010 at 7:45 am Reply

    This looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

  53. Cherineposted October 14, 2010 at 7:11 am Reply

    Wonderful idea. Simple, fantastic, yummy and beautiful!!

  54. MaryMohposted October 14, 2010 at 6:49 am Reply

    That looks simple and yet delicious. Love it! Beautiful photos!

  55. fromBAtoParisposted October 14, 2010 at 6:42 am Reply

    Thank you !!!! Great idea for tonight !!! Great way to introduce fish to my ados!

  56. stefaniaposted October 14, 2010 at 6:36 am Reply

    Una vera delizia complimenti, ciao e grazie per questa bella idea di bruschetta !

  57. [email protected] and dreamsposted October 14, 2010 at 2:14 am Reply

    Simple and fantastic indeed + beautiful to look at and healthy.

  58. Sophieposted October 14, 2010 at 5:50 am Reply

    A georgous fish bruschetta this is!!

    MMMMMMM,…Looks so inviting too!

  59. Monetposted October 14, 2010 at 5:10 am Reply

    Just stunning…basil ribbons alone made me swoon! And I love the collection of food quotes you shared! I'm writing down the bread quote from Don Quixote right now. Thank you for sharing. Lovely recipe and lovely words!

  60. The Cilantropistposted October 14, 2010 at 4:17 am Reply

    This sounds fabulous and such a unique idea! I will definitely have to do this in the future to serve as an appetizer for dinner. :)

  61. penny aka jeroxieposted October 14, 2010 at 3:47 am Reply

    Indeed fantastic!