Recipe by dicentra
From Every Day with Rachael Ray - November 2008
Top Review by Chef*Lee
Yumm-O!!!!!!, as Rachael would say!!!! This gets twenty stars!!!!! This is a wonderful, simple cioppino that you can whip up in a snap!!! Rachael Ray really knows how to season food!!!! I love the layering of seasoning in this and the cayenne gives it just the perfect amount of heat!!!!!! I used fire roasted tomatoes and I put the juice in with them because I wasn't sure if they should be drained or not and it turned out great with their juice added!!! The only thing I did different was add stock instead of water and I rubbed my tilapia with a bit of minced, fresh garlic before adding them to the pot. This is a really great recipe, thanks for posting dicentra!!!!
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- salt and black pepper
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 1⁄2 lbs tilapia fillets
Directions See How It's Made
- In a medium Dutch oven, heat the oil over low heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, season with salt and black pepper and cook, stirring, until softened, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the cayenne and cook for 30 seconds.
- Stir in the crushed tomatoes and 1 cup water, season with salt and black pepper, increase the heat to medium and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
- Add the tilapia fillets one at a time and simmer until the fish is flaky and cooked through, about 10 minutes.