Tilapia Tuscany

Tilapia Tuscany Recipe

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Michelle Rothfeldt


All measurements are approximate as I don't measure anything unless I am baking... LOL! I served this over creamy parmesan rice with a side of fresh steamed green beans and homemade drop biscuits. My husband-to-be absolutely loved it.


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10 Min
25 Min
Pan Fry


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1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
fresh garlic, minced
1 small
red onion, chopped fine
3/4 c
white wine (optional)
1/4 c
chicken broth (if omitting wine, use a full cup)
2 Tbsp
7 oz
large pitted black olives, halved & sliced (can use green olives, too, or a combination of both)
8 oz
tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced
1 1/2 tsp
lemon-pepper seasoning, or use 1/8 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp
freeze-dried italian herb blend seasoning, i use litehouse brand


2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
tilapia fillets
1 tsp
lemon-pepper seasoning, to taste

How to Make Tilapia Tuscany


  • 1Make the sauce:
  • 2Heat olive oil in a 10" skillet over medium-high heat. Add garic & red onion, cook until soft and lightly browned, about 2-3 mins
  • 3Add white wine to skillet. Once the flames have died out, reduce heat to medium.
  • 4Add remaining sauce ingredients to skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to med-low and allow to gently simmer until you're finished preparing and frying the tilapia, approx. 15 mins. If the sauce get too thick, add more wine or chicken stock.
  • 5Cook the Tilapia:
  • 6Sprinkle both sides of the tilapia filets with lemon-pepper seasoning and kosher salt to taste.
  • 7Combine olive oil and butter in a large skillet over med-high heat.
  • 8Pan-fry seasoned tilapia filets in oil mixture, turning once, until opaque and fish flakes easily with a fork. (about 5 minutes each side, depending on thickness of filet)
  • 9Top each tilapia filet with a spoonful of the sauce and enjoy!

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About Tilapia Tuscany

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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