Happy Wednesday! 🙂 Hope your week has been pleasant and not too busy! Only two more days till the weekend! Yay! Do you have anything exciting planned for the weekend? Here in Alabama it’s been really warm this past couple weeks, temperatures have been in the high 90s and with high humidity. But I am not complaining, I can tolerate warm weather so much better than cold weather.

I have the perfect dinner recipe for you today which is a great quick and delicious meal for the middle of the week. It’s also Paleo. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and most ingredients I use are standard pantry staples. This One-Skillet Tilapia Veracruz is a healthy Mexican dish with wonderful flavors. Its taste is very similar to a lot of Mediterranean meals – pretty much the same ingredients – tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, olives, oregano and I also added some jalepeno peppers. It’s only 1 Tbsp jalepeno peppers, and they are cooked. I couldn’t even tell it was spicy, it just adds a nice flavor, so it’s kid approved.

The best part is, it’s a One Skillet meal, which means you don’t have to wash up a pile of dishes after supper. One-pot, one-pan and one-skillet meals have become my favorite. The last thing I want to do after work and cooking supper, is to wash a sink full of dishes. That’s why I have been sharing with you easy & delicious one-pot meals, hoping that they will make cooking at home easier for you.

What you need

3  Tbsp olive oil

2 tomatoes, chopped

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup tomato sauce

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup olives, pitted and halfed

1 Tbsp capers, rinsed and drained

1 Tbsp jalepeno peppers, chopped

1/4 cup white wine (you can also use vegetable or chicken stock)

1 Tbsp oregano

salt and ground black pepper, to taste

4 tilapia filets

Preparation

In a large skillet (I used 11″ cast iron skillet) heat oil over medium high heat. Add chopped tomatoes, sliced bell peppers and onion. Season with salt and stir. Reduce heat to medium, cover with a lid and cook for about 3-4 minutes until vegetables are tender.

One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz | www.deliciousmeetshealthy.com

Add tomato sauce, minced garlic, olives, capers, jalepeno peppers and white wine. Season again with salt, freshly ground pepper and oregano. Stir well.

One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz | www.deliciousmeetshealthy.com

Season both sides of tilapia filet with salt and freshly ground black peppers, and place on top of the Veracruz sauce. Spoon some of the sauce on top of the tilapia filets. Cover with a lid and continue to cook on the stove over medium heat for about 5 – 6 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz | www.deliciousmeetshealthy.com

If you are looking for a dinner recipe for this week, look no further, this One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz is so delicious and easy to make, you will want to make it over and over again. 🙂

One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz | www.deliciousmeetshealthy.com

You can also serve this meal over rice and add some chopped fresh green onion. Enjoy!

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Baked Tilapia Veracruz
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup olives, pitted and halfed
  • 1 Tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp jalepeno peppers, chopped
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 tilapia filets
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet (I used 11" cast iron skillet) heat oil over medium high heat. Add chopped tomatoes, sliced bell peppers and onion. Season with salt and stir. Reduce heat to medium, cover with a lid and cook for about 3-4 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  2. Add tomato sauce, minced garlic, olives, capers, jalepeno peppers and white wine. Season again with salt, freshly ground pepper and oregano. Stir well.
  3. Season both sides of tilapia filet with salt and freshly ground black peppers, and place on top of the Veracruz sauce. Spoon some of the sauce on top of the tilapia filets. Cover with a lid and continue to cook on the stove over medium heat for about 5 - 6 minutes, , or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

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