Seared Tilapia with tomatoes, peppers and onions.


Since I’ve started back on my gym kick, working out and trying to incorporate more fish into my diet, I decided to buy a big sams club sized bag of frozen tilapia ! I wanted to challenge myself and see how many creative, quick and easy recipes I could come up with simply with Tilapia! Now, for those of you who aren’t familiar with tilapia, it’s the type of fish you have to season WELL and pair it with some delicious ingredients in order for it to really have a good flavor. I had some leftover bell pepper that i didn’t want to waste, some lemon, garlic, onions, and tomatoes and decided to do a medley! Here’s so it turned out!

Prep: 5 minutes. Cook time: 20 minutes. Total: 25 minutes.



  • tilapia filets ( you can do this recipe with however many pieces you prefer. I used 4.
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 whole on the vine tomato.
  • Seasonings: I used old bay, lemon pepper seasoning and black pepper.

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In a skillet, add a little butter or margarine and extra virgin olive oil just to coat the pan. Add onions and saute.


Next, add bell pepper and garlic to the mixture. Cook for 5 minutes.IMG_3983

Now, time to ass your seasoned filets! Turn the heat up a little more to get a nice sear on the filets.IMG_3984

Tilapia does not take that long to cook, so once you get a sear on them, turn them on low and allow the mixture to simmer. Make sure you stir around the fish to make sure the veggies aren’t sticking. If you need to add more olive oil, do that. IMG_3989 IMG_3990

Once your fish is finished, time to plate it. I put the peppers down first, then the fish on top. In the same skillet, saute your tomatoes just so they can get the flavor of all the fish drippings and veggies. Saute for 2-3 minutes and pour onto of the fish. IMG_3991 IMG_3994

Serve with your favorite medley! I love having fish with rice and spinach! Yum!!!IMG_3997


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