Tilapia with arugula and lemony tomato sauce

Tilapia with arugula and lemony tomato sauce

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

Inspired by a discovery in Food Magazine by my cousin--- delicious.


1 cup cherry tomatoes; halved
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tilapia filets
Salt and pepper to taste
6 cups loose arugula
3 tbsp Butter
2 lemons; zested and juiced
1 tbsp capers

Original recipe makes 2 Servings

Original recipe makes 2 Servings Servings


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1. Bring 1 cup water -or- mixture water and white wine to a boil. Add tomatoes and red-pepper flakes and season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with tilapia, cover and cook 3 min or until tilapia is nearly done.

2. Top with fresh arugula and cover until arugula is wilted and fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove fish and arugula with a slotted spoon.

3. To make sauce, add butter, lemon juice and capers and sauté until reduced slightly. Serve over the fish and greens. Crunchy bread is good to soak up any residual goodness.

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This recipe is perfect for lemon lovers! Made with 3 filets and used spinach because we couldn't find arugula. If I were to make it again, I would use only 1 lemon, if that. It was incredibly sour! So lemony it actually hurt my mouth. Then again, I'm not the biggest fan of sour or tart flavors. Other than that, it's a great flavor combination and I'm excited to try it again with a little less lemon.
rachelfordLC 2y ago

Tried this as part of Atkins plan. Not in my usual taste palette, but thought I'd give it a try. Glad that I did!! Absolutely delicious! Substituted one chicken bullion cube for the salt and added a little cooking sherry.
rickurban 3y ago

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Nlp9 6y ago

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