Tilapia Tuscany Recipe

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Tilapia Tuscany

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



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


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!

About this Recipe

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