Mediterranean Fish Skillet Recipe
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Mediterranean Fish Skillet Recipe

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“This is a simple, healthy and filling meal with lots of flavor,” writes Sarah Christenson of Pensacola, Florida. “It's quick and only uses one pan! If you prefer, skip making the salsa and just toss in a can of Rotel tomatoes and green chilies with a splash of wine.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 large tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, divided
  • 2 whitefish fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 319 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the tomato, peppers, basil, wine, shallot, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon chili powder; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle fillets with remaining chili powder. In a large skillet, cook fillets in oil over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork, adding tomato mixture during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Mediterranean Fish Skillet in Cooking for 2 Summer 2009, p35

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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cindyscookiecupboard User ID: 7012548 143931
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"Made with cod. "

JesLovesTheLord User ID: 5798930 181484
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"I forgot to say, I used tilapia."

JesLovesTheLord User ID: 5798930 105160
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"I made this recipe tonight, and altered it just a bit. I don't care for green peppers or jalepenos, so I used a red pepper instead. I also used Chipolte chili powder instead of regular chili powder, because I love chipoltes.

The dish turned out FANTASTIC! I served it with pumpkin gnocchi and a bit of Vodka pasta Sauce from World Market.
The combination of spicy with a bit of sweet was perfect.
This dish was super easy to make, and I received rave reviews from my family.
When I make it again, I will cut the chili powder by half.
If you're looking for a delicious fish recipe, this is IT!

Vique User ID: 3739748 182706
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"The combination of ingredients turns any fish with mild taste into a dish with superior flavor. I found the salsa was more than enough for 1-1/2 lbs of fish, since I needed 3 servings. I used Cod, and everyone loved it. Also it is a quick to fix skillet dish and I will make it again."

nancyanneward User ID: 2985399 180088
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"LOVED IT!!! I exchanged the Caddock fish for Swai fillet. I also changed corn flakes to banana flake cereal with walnuts. The fish was light and crispy, with a nice crunchy, sweet topping. Very flavorful, In Addition, I also made my own tartar sauce, that I found online on Taste of Home"

michmedic User ID: 5187850 114088
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"Fish has Omega-3 fats. Ya know, the good kind. Chill."

tsthelen2001 User ID: 4365548 163680
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"This recipe says it has 16 g of fat per serving??? It is vegetables and fish with only 1 tbls of olive oil. Where are you getting all the fat from?"

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