Tilapia with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Tilapia with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce
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  • 4Servings


  • 4 tilapia fillets (5 oz. each)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons drained capers
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice


Season the fish with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high. Add the fish; cook until golden but not cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; sprinkle with the lemon juice.

In the same skillet, heat the remaining 2 tbsp. oil over medium-high. Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and the juices from the can, the capers, garlic and oregano; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors meld, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook the rice according to package directions.

Nestle the fish in the red-pepper sauce. Cover and cook until the fish flakes easily, about 3 minutes. Serve over the rice.