Tilapia With Arugula, Capers, and Tomatoes

READY IN: 16mins

Sauteed fish goes mildly Mediterranean, with bright vegetable and a buttery pan sauce. Perfect for me since I am the only one who eats fish in my family. Can easily double the recipe for 2 servings. Submitted by Everyday Food

Top Review by rpgaymer

We enjoyed this healthy way of making tilapia. The sauce is almost identical to the one I make for my naked chicken schnitzels, so I knew I'd like it. I quadrupled the recipe with no problems. The only change I made was serving the tilapia over uncooked, halved grape tomatoes that were just tossed with some salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, as I really don't like boiled tomatoes at all. [Made & Reviewed for PRMR]

Ingredients Nutrition


  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. Add arugula. Cover, and cook until tilapia flakes easily with a fork, about 2 minutes.
  2. 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. Serve tilapia over arugula and tomatoes; drizzle with sauce.

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