Spicy Tilapia

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Spicy Tilapia


  • 2 (6-oz.) fish fillets (any white fish will work)
  • 1 sm. Yellow onion sliced
  • 1/2 C. green olives pitted, chopped
  • 1 (12-oz.) can tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 C. white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • To taste salt and pepper


  • Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Season the fish with salt and pepper. When the oil is hot, add the fillets, flesh side down and cook for 3 minutes until a crust has formed. Remove the fish from the pan and set aside. Add the wine and onion to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, add the olives, tomatoes, garlic and red pepper and cook for another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Return the fish to the pan. Baste the fillets with the simmering sauce. Cook until fish flakes with gentle pressure (5-7 minutes).