Recipe by Tiny Poem
"A simple and quick way to prepare the very affordable and versatile tilapia. Recipe could also be used for any mild-flavored firm-fleshed white fish fillets, or even chicken."
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extra virgin olive oil
ground black pepper
4 (4 ounce) fillets
green bell pepper, thinly sliced
After reading the othe reviews, I made the following changes and everyone loved this dish: 1. I marinated the fish in Italian dressing for about 1 hour, 2. I used no-stick cooking spray on the pan, 3. used 1/4 cup low fat/low sodium chicken broth in the sauce instead of oil, 3. decreased the butter to about 1/4T per filet.
We thought the tomato/pepper/onion was way too heavy and detracted from the delicate flavor and texture of the tilapia. Might be better if you substituted chicken?
I added 1/2 fresh cut tomato instead of paste, 2-3 cloves of garlic crushed instaed of garlic powder, 1/2 tbs of red pepper powder for an extra kick and also some broccoli and corn .they do add abeautiful color to the dish .thanks for awonderful recipe Tiny Poems.
This is delicious and so easy. I used fresh herbs from my garden and eliminated the butter, to cut the fat. I drizzled olive oil on the fish prior to broiling. Keep cooking time to a minimum, as overcooked tilapia turns leathery.
I must admit...I tweaked. On others' recommendations, I marinated the fish for about an hour in Italian dressing. I didn't add any oil to the pan because I figured the dressing would be enough. I also pre-cooked the pepper and onions for a few minutes as we like ours really soft. Too, I added a few dashes of red pepper flakes to the sauce mix. Served over rice...delish.
I used a lot less oil than the recipe called for and instead of tomato paste, I used stewed tomatoes. It made the dish taste lighter. I also skipped the butter step and used about 1/2 a small onion. The dish was delicious.
Loved this recipe. The fish cooked to perfection...I think I would omit cranking up the broiler next time...I dont think you needed that extra few minutes to brown the butter on top. The flavor was great...easy to make. I think I would also use some of my own homemade sauce next time instead of the paste...but the peppers and onions were very tasty with the sauce and fish...I've never had fish like this before. Will make again!
This recipe is awesome and so easy to make! My boyfriend claimed it as a keeper after his first bite. It's also a nice change to the usual fish recipes. I would recommend cutting up the green peppers real small also.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 497
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