Spicy Baked Tilapia and Tomatoes

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“This is a recipe that my wife created and I simply LOVE! This has become one of our two top favorite fish recipes ever. It is a little spicy, and that can be adjusted as desired. But this one is never fishy, and is a nice blend of seafood and Mexican-style food. We always make this with frozen or fresh tilapia, but you could substitute any light, thin white fish fillet.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté the onion in olive oil until lightly brown.
  2. Add garlic and sauté for a minute longer, then scoop out and set aside.
  3. Pat fish dry, then sprinkle with lemon juice and salt (optional) on one side. Lightly sprinkle with bread crumbs on that side for a light coating.
  4. Place fish in the hot pan breading side down and repeat the sprinkle with lemon juice, salt, and bread crumbs for the top side.
  5. Fry fish over medium-high heat till done through, about 10 minutes, flipping once. remove fish and set aside in a baking dish.
  6. Add onions, garlic, crushed tomatoes, and Mexican tomato sauce to pan and heat over medium heat. Be sure to scrape all the leftovers from frying into the sauce by scraping/stirring.
  7. Pour the cooked sauce over the fish in the baking dish to cover completely and bake in the oven at 350° for about 20 minutes.

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