Mediterranean Tilapia

Mediterranean Tilapia


  • 4 5-7 oz. fresh tilapia fillets (I like Regal Springs tilapia found at Costco, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Marsh Food stores and Jewel grocery stores.)
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes*
  • 1/2 – 1 cup olives – any kind you like – greek, black, green, etc.
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 2-3 cloves crushed garlic (or like 20, whatever you like!)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Cut the tomatoes and olives in half and cook with garlic, capers and olive oil for 5 minutes on medium heat – until tomatoes start to soften.
  2. Add fish and cover, cooking for 5 more minutes until fish flakes with a fork.

How easy is that? (The original recipe called for stove top cooking, followed by a stint in the oven. Bah! You can do it all in the skillet.) This dish is great with couscous to sop up the sauce.

* The cherry tomatoes on the vine have amazing flavor for this dish. However, they’re pricey so I usually opt for the less expensive clam shell pack of grape tomatoes. If you grow your own – even better!

Image credit: david.nikonvscanon, Flickr