Fish with Citrusy Tomatoes

By Katie, 2:04 pm

The giant bag of tilapia fillets in my freezer is almost gone! I think I’ve only got two more fillets – or one more dinner -  to go. From the ginger-glazed tilapia to the tilapia with dill-yogurt sauce to the pecan coconut fish, I’ve definitely found some new and interesting ways to cook with this versatile seafood. Today’s installment features Fish with Citrusy Tomatoes.

I apologize upfront because for some reason I just couldn’t get a good photo of this dish. So you’ll just have to trust me that it tastes good, since it doesn’t look all that amazing!

This recipe couldn’t be easier because you basically just cook your citrusy-tomato sauce, then cook your fish fillets, and then serve them together. You get a good combination of flavors from the sweetness of the tomatoes, the acid from the orange juice, and the saltiness of the capers.

Fish with Citrusy Tomatoes
Adapted from Real Simple
Serves 4

4 fish fillets, 4-6 oz each (any mild white fish will work, such as tilapia or halibut)
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2-3 tablespoons capers (depending on how salty you want the dish to be)
sea salt and black pepper

1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute. Add the tomatoes, orange juice, capers, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 5-6 minutes, until the tomatoes begin to break down. Add parsley during the last minute.

2. Meanwhile, in a separate skillet, heat the remaining 1 tsp oil over medium high heat. Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper, then place in the skillet and cook until opaque throughout (about 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your fillets).

3. Spoon tomato mixture over fish and serve.

Do you like fish? Do you cook with it often? I find that a lot of people love fish and always order it in restaurants but rarely make it for themselves at home!

16 Responses to “Fish with Citrusy Tomatoes”

  1. Yum, that looks so good! I make fish at home at least twice per week. Since I don’t eat much other meat, fish is a nice middle ground for my husband and I :D My favorite is salmon but I also really like flounder and cod. I like tilapia but can never seem to find wild tilapia.

  2. Diana says:

    That looks fabulous :)
    I love fish. Not all fish but in general I love it. It also helps that Portugal has some amazing fish! :)

  3. your pictures look great! i love seafood, bu weirdly enough i’m not a big fan of tilapia…i just don’t’ feel like it has much natural flavor at all. that makes it really great for cooking with because you can do whatever you want to it, but i definitely like heartier stuff like salmon and mahi mahi. either way, i LOVE seafood :)

  4. katie says:

    ooo girl that looks yummmayyy!! i LOVE grilled salmon w. bbq sauce..prob my fav!

  5. I wish I liked fish, but I just don’t. Bummer, b/c I know its so good for you.

  6. something smells fishy on this blog… DELICIOUS FISHY!!! <3 looks and sounds soo good. im so glad im starting to enjoy fish.

  7. Erica says:

    I love fish and wish I would cook with it more than less. It’s a shame my family won’t it more often. Once the bf and I move in together again, their will definitely be more fish on the menu! Looks great!

  8. That tilapia looks fantastic! I will definitely be trying this recipe over the summer.

  9. Candice says:

    That looks really good! Simple and easy!

  10. Jessie says:

    I think your picture looks great! I’ve always found it difficult to make a white fish look good on camera – must be all that paleness :) I love your inventive recipe! The capers are a genius addition – love capers!

  11. Ashley says:

    I think that looks delicious!! I’m adding this to our meal plan for this week FOR SURE!

  12. Ashley says:

    Oh and GOOD LUCK with your big race today!!! I’m sure you’ll do awesome.

  13. Simply Life says:

    YUM! That looks delicious!

  14. Nicole, RD says:

    Capers on fish is amazing :) Looks delicious!

  15. christina says:

    i love how versatile fish it. i really love citrus flavors on mine.

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