Tilapia/Snapper Vera Cruz Style

Tilapia/snapper Vera Cruz Style Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

terry edwards


This is an affordable, easy dish if you use tilapia. Your guests will be impressed with your "from scratch" recipe.

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
40 Min


Add to Grocery List

4 8oz fil
tilapia fillets
1 medium
1 medium
anaheim pepper or green bell pepper
1 small
jalepeno pepper
1 medium
spanish onion
14oz can(s)
fire roasted tomatoes
1/4 c
olive oil
1/2 c
chopped spanish olives with pimentos
1/4 c
capers well drained
2 medium
bay leaves, dried
2 Tbsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
black or white pepper
4 clove
minced garlic
1 tsp
chipotle chili powder

How to Make Tilapia/Snapper Vera Cruz Style


  • 1Add oil to large skillet and pre-heat. Salt and pepper the filets and place in heated pan and lightly saute on both sides. Place the filets in a oiled oven dish and set aside.
  • 2Chop the onion and add to the pan used to cook the fish and cook on medium heat.
  • 3Add the minced garlic and chopped peppers to the pan and cook for approximately 5-8 minutes.
  • 4Add the tomatoes,oregano,bay leaves,salt,chili powder and pepper to the pan and bring to a boil. Then reduce and simmmer for 10 minutes
  • 5Add the chopped olives and drained capers and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 6Pour the tomato/pepper mixture on top of the fish filets and cook in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes
  • 7Serve hot and add your favorite cheese if desired

Printable Recipe Card

About Tilapia/Snapper Vera Cruz Style

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tag: Healthy

Leave a Comment

9 Catfish Recipes To Make For Dinner

9 Catfish Recipes to Make for Dinner

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

You don’t have to be in the South to enjoy a delicious catfish recipe. Check out these homemade catfish recipes any fish lover is sure to love for dinner!