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Roasted Fish Bruschetta

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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
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Roasted Fish Bruschetta

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
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


  • 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.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer 10-15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Stack the basil leaves. Roll them into a tight cylinder. Slice them thin into fine ribbons.
  • 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.


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 279kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 277mg, Potassium: 930mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 1165IU, Vitamin C: 18.9mg, Calcium: 87mg, Iron: 2.6mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Sommer Collier

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62 comments on “Roasted Fish Bruschetta”

  1. I made it out of Halibut & Tilapia fish. And it was a delicious and a good healthy full filling! Not a Stuffed feeling You Usually get. Which is one of the reasons why I keep looking for ideas to eat fish or anything besides red meat. Thank you for the recipe.  

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

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

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

  6. 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 :)

  7. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 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. :)

  15. It looks delicious Sommer! So simple and yet elegant!

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

  17. 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!

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

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

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

  21. 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.

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

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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!

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


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

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

  30. 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.

  31. Beautiful! Simple and delicious.

  32. 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!

  33. 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

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

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

  36. 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!

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

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

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

  40. Simply gawgeous dahling.

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

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

  43. 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

  44. 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!

  45. 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….

  46. A splendid and original bruschetta! Yummy!



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

  48. looks great- guess i could substitute veggies for fish!

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

  50. So beautiful and delectable! Lovely in every respect, Sommer

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  51. 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!).

  52. Looks totally delicious! Exactly my type of food.

  53. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

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

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

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

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

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

  59. A georgous fish bruschetta this is!!

    MMMMMMM,…Looks so inviting too!

  60. 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!

  61. 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. :)

  62. Indeed fantastic!