Tuesday, March 3, 2015

tilapia veracruz

Although The Hubby doesn't really love fish, he will tolerate lean, white fish (not too fishy like salmon or tuna).  He absolutely LOVED this spicy Spanish dish.  This is so easy, it can be done in about 30 minutes for a quick weeknight meal.

tilapia veracruz
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tilapia veracruz
adapted from www.myrecipes.com

makes 4 servings

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, sliced
1 pepper, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, sliced
2-14 oz cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup green olives, halved (about 20)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (more if you really like it spicy) 
4-4-oz tilapia fillets (or any other white fish will do)
  1. Heat oil in a large pan on medium-high.
  2. Once hot, add onions and peppers.  Sear until browned on one side.
  3. Add garlic, tomatoes, capers, olives, oregano, and chili flakes.  Stir until combined.
  4. Add fish on top and turn down heat to medium.
  5. Cover pan and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until fish is done.
  6. Serve over rice.  
Do you like to eat fish?  Which do you prefer: fatty fish like salmon or lean fish like tilapia?
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