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Tilapia Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Tilapia With Arugula and Tomatoes

Just because you are cooking for one doesn't mean you shouldn't take the time to prepare a healthy and delicious meal. If you live alone, this recipe is for you. It's quick and uncomplicated, but flavorful and well balanced.

Tilapia, a light, flaky white fish, is cooked with tomatoes and arugula. A simple piccata-style pan sauce of butter and capers tops off the fish. Don't hesitate to be resourceful. Have a vegetable drawer filled with spinach? Use that instead. To treat yourself to this dish, get the recipe.

Tilapia With Arugula and Tomatoes

Tilapia With Arugula and Tomatoes

Cooking For One


1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
1 tilapia filet (8 ounces)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 small bunches arugula (about 3 cups)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained


  1. In a medium nonstick skillet, bring 1/4 cup water to a boil. Add tomatoes and red-pepper flakes; top with tilapia, and season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook 3 minutes.
  2. Add arugula. Cover, and cook until tilapia flakes easily with a fork, about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer tilapia and vegetables to a plate (reserve skillet).
  3. Make sauce: Off heat, add butter, lemon juice, and capers to skillet; swirl until butter has melted. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve tilapia over arugula and tomatoes; drizzle with sauce.

Serves 1.

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ChilePepper ChilePepper 6 years
i made this the other night with reineta (a fish we have an abundance of here in chile; it is kind of like tilapia but a little less flaky - maybe like a snapper?) and it came out great! and it was so easy; it will be in the regular rotation.
Blue-Monday Blue-Monday 6 years
i don't usually cook fish, but this recipe was so simple! love it.
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