Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tilapia Puttanesca

Venturing into the freezer, Joan discovered some tilapia. She used this mild slightly sweet, fine texture meaty fish to create this tasty meal.

Start to Finish: 25 minutes

1 lb. skinless fresh or frozen tilapia fillets
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 medium red onion, cut in wedges
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/4 cup pitted black olives
1 Tbsp. capers, drained (optional)
2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Set aside.
2. In large skillet cook onion in olive oil over medium heat 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic, undrained tomatoes, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
3. Add olives and capers to sauce. Top with tilapia filltets.Return sauce to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, covered, 6 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes when tested with fork. Remove fish. Simmer sauce, uncovered, 1 to 2 minute more to thicken. To serve, spoon sauce over fish. Sprinkle with parsley.

Makes 4 servings.

Joan serve this dish over brown rice.

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