Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tilapia with Sweet and Hot Peppers

Adapted from a Rachel Ray TV recipe. Tilapia, a mild fish, benefits from the spicy vegetable sauce.
4 6-oz tilapia fillets
salt and ground pepper
3 T extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 c yellow onion, sliced thinly
1 red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2 inch strips
6 pepperoncini peppers, trimmed and chopped
1 c grape tomatoes
1 c white wine
1/4 c chopped parsley
Season fish with salt and pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 T extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan. Add fish to pan and cook 2 minutes on each side, carefully transfer to a plate with a thin spatula and loosely cover with foil. Add another T oil, then add garlic, onions, red bell peppers and chopped pepperoncini. Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Saute 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes and cook 1 minute more. Deglaze the pan with the wine. Slide fish back into pan.Cover the pan and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 5 minutes. Sprinkle parsley over the fish. Serve on a bed of steamed rice. Serves 4.