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Drunken Fish

Drunken Fish


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Drunken Fish

Another favorite of ours. A pleasure for the senses of sight, taste, and scent.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 35 min
  • Ready Time : 50 min




  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh fish (salmon, tilapia, halibut, or sea bass)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup onion, chopped fine
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped fine (1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped fine
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups dry red wine


Heat oven to 400F. Combine lemon juice and parsley. Remove any bones with tweezers. Let fish marinate in the lemon and parsley mixture for 15 minutes. Remove and pat dry.

Heat frying pan over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add fish, and season with salt and pepper. Fry until light golden brown on both sides. Remove to an ovenproof baking dish.

Using same frying pan, saute onions and garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, parsley, cumin, oregano, another dash of salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes. Add wine. Continue to cook on high for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour sauce over fish and bake for 25 minutes.

About Shifrah Devorah and Zipporah Malka


We are a mother-daughter team who LOVE food. So when we started keeping kosher about seventeen years ago, we had to learn how to convert our love of food and eating to our new kosher lifestyle. Now we share what we learned with you. Read more about our first book The Complete Asian Kosher Cookbook and our newest book, Mexican Kosher Cooking




3 Responses to Drunken Fish

  1. Why does this recipe call for frying it first then cooking it?
    Wouldn’t 25 minutes in the oven be enough time to cook it through (maybe even too much)?
    Is it a flavoring thing? Texture?
    Thank you!

    • For me, it has to do with texture. But if you want to do it in the oven, then try it. As for how much time to cook it in the oven, since oven temperatures vary, be sure to watch it carefully since fish can overcook easily. Good luck. Zipporah Malka

  2. This was incredible! We did salmon and didn’t fry it…such flavor…yum!!!!
    Thank you!

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