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Savory Tomato-Braised Tilapia

I shared this recipe with my bunco group and now one of my friends 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


  • 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 chiles, 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


  • 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.
  • Place fillets over tomato mixture; cook, covered, 6-8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. If desired, serve with pasta.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet with 1/2 cup sauce (calculated without pasta): 254 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 740mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Qscreations
    Jan 27, 2016

    This was absolutely amazing!! I used a shortcut and made it with medium heat salsa as opposed to the individual veggie ingredients (onion, diced tomato w/green chilies and red pepper) and it turned out wonderful! SO moist and tender, incredible flavor. Easily one of THE BEST fish dishes I've ever had, especially for tilapia! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  • surge4me2
    Feb 4, 2015

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! We really enjoyed it and I loved how fast, easy, and flavorful it was. We had it over sauteed veggies and ate it up.

  • lilsarah21
    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.

  • veggiemama
    Oct 12, 2013

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

  • lalakerfan
    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.

  • maryannet
    Sep 7, 2013

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

  • Punkyjoe81
    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!

  • jwise10
    Aug 15, 2013

    very flavorful and easy to make

  • ekmolstad
    Aug 12, 2013

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