Tilapia a la Portuguesa

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by canarygirl

This is very easy to make and is simply delicious. The wine is an optional ingredient, but I think it really gives the fish great flavor.

Top Review by ciao4293

Loved this recipe! I had some cod out for dinner, and wasn't sure what to do with it. Canarygirl suggested this one. Delicious! Made it just as the recipe says, and after cooking, I gave it a dose of squeezed lemon juice. We enjoyed the flavor of the wine very much. I will definitely keep this in my file to make again. Thanks cg!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 680.38 g tilapia fillets
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced julienne
  • 2 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet pepper, chopped (red or green, or a combination of both)
  • 29.58-44.37 ml olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 118.29 ml Chardonnay wine (optional)
  • 14.79 ml chopped fresh parsley (to garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Place fillets in a baking dish.
  3. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Layer vegetables over fish, and add wine if using.
  5. Season veggies with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover baking dish tightly with foil.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, and veggies are tender.
  8. Another way to do this is to pan fry the fish in a little olive oil, sautee the vegetables until tender and spoon the sauce over the fish.
  9. I just think that the oven is easier.
  10. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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