One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz

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I have the perfect dinner recipe for you today which is a great quick and delicious meal for the middle of the week – One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz. 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 jalapeno peppers. It’s only 1 Tbsp jalapeno 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.

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 these 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.

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How to Make One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz

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 halved

1 Tbsp capers, rinsed and drained

1 Tbsp jalapeno 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 fillets

Preparation

In a large skillet (I used 11.75″ 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.

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

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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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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. 🙂

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

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5 from 23 votes
One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz
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Baked Tilapia Veracruz
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Perfect summer dinner meal - One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz. Paleo. It's gluten free and grain free. So delicious and healthy!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 315 kcal
Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
Ingredients
  • 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
  • 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, jalapeno 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.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Tilapia Veracruz
Amount Per Serving (314 g)
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.1g 25%
Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%
Polyunsaturated Fat 12.9g
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 1108mg 46%
Total Carbohydrates 11.7g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
Sugars 5.6g
Protein 31.4g 63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Perfect summer dinner meal - One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz. Paleo. It's gluten free and grain free. So delicious and healthy!

41 comments on One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks Manali! yes, i love to come up with easy weeknight meals. I m glad you like it! 🙂

  • Nagi@RecipeTinEats

    Ooh yum! Totally my kind of meal – all that goodness and loads of flavour in one pan! Just wanted to check – baked or all made on the stove?? 😉

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks so much, Nagi! It’s all cooked on the stove. After it’s covered with the lid, it doesn’t really take long to cook the fish, only about 5 minutes. I am glad you like it! 🙂

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      You are welcome to come over for dinner! 🙂 It’s really a great one skillet meal – quick & delicious! Thanks for stopping by, Allie!

  • Christine from Cook the Story

    I bet those salty capers are a great addition to this dish, and of course, any one-pan dinner is a friend of mine.

  • Alex

    this is the best recipe! My husband loved it and it’s so easy to make!

  • Stacey

    Delish and super easy! We will definitely be making this again! Great job! I used the entire jalapeño and added some red pepper flakes. We like it spicy ? Thank you for sharing!

  • Rob

    Just made this tonight and it was easy and super delicious! Thanks for sharing it!!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thank you, Rob! I am really glad you liked it!

  • Deidra Kalina

    This was awesome! I did not have any fish, but I did have shrimp so I followed recipe and substituted the shrimp and man it was delicious.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Aww, that makes me happy! 🙂 So glad you liked it, Deidra!! Hope you find here more delicious recipes to try.

  • JJ

    I was wondering if you can substitute chicken breasts with the fish?

    Anyway, still looks awesome!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Hi JJ, yes, you can substitute chicken breasts for the fish but I would cook it separately and then add them to the Veracruz veggie mixture at the end. Enjoy! 🙂

  • Haylee

    I’ve come back to this recipe over and over. My fiancé and I love it!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Aww, thank you so much, Haylee! I am so glad you and your fiance love it! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Sara @ The Holy Mess

    YUM! What a gorgeous healthy recipe. I’m always looking for more ways to include healthy seafood in my main dish rotation. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thank you, Sara!

  • Brooke

    This looks so yummy! I’m going to make it for Valentine’s Dinner tonight! Already have everything in the house. Thank you to Pinterest for bringing me to your site!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Brooke! So glad to have you here! Hope you had a fantastic day with your Valentine! 🙂

  • Donna

    I started making this and I realized I didn’t have half the ingredients, but it still came out amazing! I put onion, tomato and red bell pepper, marinara sauce and chicken broth. Some salt, pepper, oregano and the fish on top. I did add more chicken broth so I have some sauce to spoon on rice. It was very tasty and feels light and healthy.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Creativity is my best friend in the kitchen as well! 🙂 Love what you created, Donna! Sounds delicious!

  • Cecilia

    I have to say making this delicious dish brings me back to my Lovely Veracruz! Thanks so much for sharing one of our traditional dish.

  • Evie

    I made this last night and it was delicious!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thank you, Evie! I am so glad you like it! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • dixymiss

    Looks delicious. Question? Do you find the acidic tomato sauce damaging to the seasoning in your cast iron skillet? (I thought cooking tomatoes in cast iron was a no-no)?

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Dixymiss! I have heard that too. I rinse & season the skillet after every use, and it still looks like new. I do try to limit using acidic tomato sauces in my cast iron skillets when I can.

  • Neethie

    I would love to make this, but just a question, do I use fresh jalapeños or pickled? I just want to get the recipe correct, I tend to improvise, but for my first time making it, I want to do recipe as is. Great recipe, can’t wait to make it!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Neethie, I used jalapenos from a jar. They are pickled. Hope you like it! 🙂 It’s one of my favorite go-to recipes!

  • Rachel

    Any tips on saving leftovers? I’d like to make a bunch but worry that the reheated version would lose a lot. Does anyone have experience to share?

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      I have put leftovers in the fridge and they reheat very well the next day.

  • Anabelle Tracy

    Delicious! Definitely a repeat recipe. Thank you!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      So glad you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and letting me know you liked it! 🙂

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Jocelyn! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  • Cristina Sanchez

    I made this dish, is delicious!! I didn’t put capers or jalapeno, instead of jalapeno I put crushed red peppers, and I used sea salt. I will make it again!!!
    Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Awesome! So glad you liked it, Cristina!! 🙂

  • Lisa

    The first words out of my husband’s mouth after eating this were, “Restaurant quality!”
    My words….absolutely delicious! Thank you for this great recipe!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Wow, awesome! So happy you and your husband loved the recipe! 🙂

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