Delicate slivers of bright yellow, red, and green peppers flood this dish with flavor, fiber, potassium, vitamin A and C. This simple-to-prepare recipe works well with any kind of white fish. Add a side of brown rice, quinoa or another delicious vegetable recipe.

Tilapia with Sweet Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and julienned
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and julienned
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) “no salt added” whole tomatoes in juice, chopped and juice reserved
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 4 (4-ounce) tilapia fillets or other white fish fillets, such as haddock or cod

Directions

In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat the olive oil over medium heat until hot. Add the onion, peppers, and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent.

Add the chopped tomatoes, reserved tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, basil, salt, and cayenne and bring to a boil.

Add the fillets, spooning the tomato mixture over the fish. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, until the fish is opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

Per Serving: 161 calories, 5 g total fat (less than 1 g. saturated fat), 12 g carbohydrate, 19 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 271 mg sodium.

The Author:

(AICR) American Institute for Cancer Research

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