Savory Tomato-Braised Tilapia Recipe
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Savory Tomato-Braised Tilapia Recipe

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I shared this recipe with my bunco group and now one of my friend's makes it all the time. I think that's the perfect testament to just how good this dish is. —Nancy Shively, Shorewood, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 3/4 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 254 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 740 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle fillets with seasoned salt; drizzle with lemon juice. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add tomatoes, peppers, broth, tomato paste, garlic powder and oregano; cook and stir 2-3 minutes longer.
  2. Place fillets over tomato mixture; cook, covered, 6-8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. If desired, serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Savory Tomato-Braised Tilapia in Taste of Home September/October 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup sauce (calculated without pasta) equals 254 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 740 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2014

"Absolutely loved this! Easy recipe and loaded with flavor! I served with a side of couscous. I actually replaced the roasted red peppers with diced sweet yellow pepper...added when I was cooking the onion."

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"Good flavor. I think the seasoned salt was the key here."

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"This was fast and easy to make and had great flavor! We already had all the ingredients on hand. This recipe is a keeper."

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

"I made a version of this with mahi mahi and home grown tomatoes. Served it with egg noodles"

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"This was delicious! We had it with angel hair pasta and the whole dish came together in no time at all, even though I had to roast the red pepper myself because I didn't have any jarred ones on hand. We will definitely be making this again!"

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