Tilapia a la Portuguesa

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“This is very easy to make and is simply delicious. The wine is an optional ingredient, but I think it really gives the fish great flavor.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs tilapia fillets
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced julienne
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet pepper, chopped (red or green, or a combination of both)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 cup Chardonnay wine (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (to garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Place fillets in a baking dish.
  3. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Layer vegetables over fish, and add wine if using.
  5. Season veggies with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover baking dish tightly with foil.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, and veggies are tender.
  8. Another way to do this is to pan fry the fish in a little olive oil, sautee the vegetables until tender and spoon the sauce over the fish.
  9. I just think that the oven is easier.
  10. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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