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Tilapia Smothered in Tomato Sauce


A quick recipe for Tilapia, lightly fried then baked in a sauce infused with tomato, garlic and bell peppers

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  • 2 large pieces of Tilapia (to feed 4)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 2 tsp Blk pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Pepper Sauce
  • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 garlic powder
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs ketchup


Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Season fish (either with green seasoning or with salt and pepper)
Beat eggs in large shallow dish
Add flour, old bay seasoning. 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper to another shallow dish
Heat a shallow pan with olive oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Dip fish in egg, coating fully
Move from egg mixture and dip into flour mixture
Fry till crusted (1 minute each side)
Set fried fish in baking dish
Repeat for additional pieces of fish

Add onions, bell peppers, garlic to a saucepan on medium heat
Add vegetable stock
Add sugar, ketchup, garlic powder and remaining salt and black pepper
Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally
Add cornstarch if the liquid is too watery and needs to thicken.
Taste and adjust where needed.
Cover fish with sauce and bake for 10 minutes
Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes


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