Fish in the slow cooker? YES! White fish slow cooks with tomatoes and some vegetables for an easy meal that’s perfect any day of the week.
I need to take a minute to talk about cod. I love it. It’s readily available and a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Being mild flavored, it’s also extremely easy to cook with. I, of course got my cod from my favorite seafood affiliate – Sizzlefish. My guinea pig (the husband) swears they have the best cod he’s ever had. Bold statement I know but I must say I agree. If you don’t have or don’t like cod, you can substitute another white fish like haddock, pollock or halibut.
I seasoned my fish with Caribeque’s Island Thyme seasoning. If you don’t have that, then just throw your favorite seasoning or rub on. You can even keep it simple – 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper. While this is made in the slow cooker, this is NOT a set-it-and-forget-it recipe. I repeat – you cannot cook this all day. The fish will overcook and turn to mush. Total cooking time is short. It all depends on your slow cooker (every slow cooker heats different) and your personal preference. Meaning, how do you like your fish? I prefer mine well done so I left mine in a little longer than normal. Also if you get creative and add more vegetables (which I hope you do), this might also increase cooking time. If you want to get this 100% right the first time then I suggest you don’t venture too far away from your slow cooker and maybe check it every 30 minutes or so. I know normally I tell you to NEVER take the lid off but in this case it will be okay. Mine cooked in a little over an hour on HIGH.
- 1 lb cod
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 15 oz diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp rosemary
- ¼ cup low-sodium broth
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Add broth, crushed tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper to the bottom of slow cooker.
- Add sliced onion & bell pepper and stir to mix well.
- Season fish with your favorite seasoning (see blog post) and on top of mixture.
- Cook HIGH 30 min=1.5 hours or LOW 1-3 hour.
This was made in a 3.5-quart Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker but you don’t need a casserole-shaped slow cooker. Any 5-6 quart slow cooker will work just fine. Even though I cooked my fish well-done, it still came out super moist. The power of the slow cooker!