Simple Pan Seared Tilapia with Mediterranean Style

In a quest to find a new and delicious way to enjoy tilapia...this recipe came together in moments & proved to be a great dish I recommend you try!  As a big fan of anything with flavors from the Mediterranean, especially when I'm having fish, this dish came from a fridge full of dill, tomatoes, lemons & capers that were calling my name...hope you enjoy!

Mediterranean Tilapia

2 large tilapia fillets (or 4 small ones)
1 C tomates
1 lemon (zest & juice)
2 cloves sliced garlic
2 Tbs chopped dill
2 Tbs capers & their juice
1/4 C water
4 Tbs butter
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Coat your fish in olive oil, lemon zest, salt & pepper.
In a hot pan melt 2 Tbs of butter and sear your tilapia with the sliced garlic cloves.  Cook for 2 minutes per side or until fish is a light brown color.

Next add the tomatoes, capers & their juice, dill, the rest of the butter, and water.  Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered on Medium Low heat for at least 3-5 minutes so flavors absorb & fish cooks through.  Once your fish is flaking on the edges it's usually done!  Taste your pan juice & be sure the seasoning is right...if it's too salty, add more water...too bland, add more caper juice or salt & know what you like.

I served this with char grilled asparagus & zested lemon, as well as my nutty rice pilaf!  Such a wonderful dinner & it was all ready in less than 30 minutes!


  1. OK, no laughing, but this would be awesome with catfish, which is easier to find fresh down here. Although, the price has jumped! I love how simple the ingredients are and love roasted tomatoes.

  2. I am going to share it with my friends and try we will try to cook this kind of recipe! :)


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