Entrée Seafood Tilapia

Tilapia with Tomatoes, Olives, & Capers

It’s a really quick and tasty meal tonight!

My inspiration came from an Ellie Krieger recipe for sea bass.  I switched the fish and played around with the sauce.  I served it with a side of couscous (the quickest side ever!!).  I was very happy with the outcome!

You will need all this (plus some EVOO):

  • Start by seasoning your tilapia filets (or other white fish) with s&p.

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add 2 teaspoons EVOO.
  • Add the fish and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until opaque.

It will go from this:

To this:

  • Remove fish and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Add two more teaspoons of EVOO to the skillet.
  • Add one small onion, chopped.

  • Saute about 3 minutes then add 1/2 cup of dry white wine.  (I used pinot grigio.)

  • Cook until the wine reduces by half, about 3 more minutes.

  • Add 1 small can of diced tomatoes (and its juices), about 1/2 cup chopped black olives, and 2 tablespoons of capers (chopped).
  • I also added about 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flake.

  • Stir to combine, then let cook for about 5 minutes.

  • Add one package of spinach.  (Wash it well and don’t worry if it looks like too much!)

After just a few minutes, it will go from this:

To this:

  • Once the spinach is wilted, season with s&p to taste.

Serve the vegetables/sauce over the tilapia.

Yum!  Enjoy!!


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