This one-dish meal of Tilapia with Tomatoes and Olives is an easy weeknight meal. Keep the staple ingredients of garlic, thyme, tomatoes, and black olive on hand when you need a healthy meal in a hurry.
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/3 cup pitted black olives, chopped
4 6-oz. tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
How to Make It
Warm 1 Tbsp. oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, thyme and 1/2 tsp. salt. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in olives.
Sprinkle tilapia with salt and place on top of tomato sauce. Cover and cook until fish is opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil, sprinkle with parsley, and serve.
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I'm not sure why I'm reviewing this recipe since I only loosely used it as a foundation. I knew I wanted to have fish (swai) and I wanted to use some yellow cherry tomatoes I had roasted and frozen last summer. AND I wanted it to be somewhat Mexican so I used oregano in place of thyme, green olives instead of black and sprinkled cilantro on top in lieu of parsley. I served this concoction over brown rice with sliced avocado alongside as a garnish. It was quite tasty and I'm making these notes so that I can remember what I did. I will eventually try the original recipe :)