Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1/4 cup tomato mixture)

Louisiana hot sauce is not as spicy as other hot sauces. Use a hotter sauce if you prefer more heat.

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 10 minutes

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add tomato mixture; sauté 2 minutes. Remove from pan.

Step 2

Coat pan and fillets with cooking spray; add fish to pan. Cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn fillets over; add tomato mixture to pan, spooning mixture over and around fillets. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 3

While fish cooks, combine 2 tablespoons water, hot sauce, thyme, and salt in a small bowl.

Step 4

Carefully remove fish and tomato mixture from pan; place on a serving platter. Reduce heat to medium; add hot sauce mixture and butter to pan. Cook until butter melts. Spoon butter mixture evenly over fish and tomato mixture.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

cconnito's Review

August 20, 2012
WOW. I am writing this before I finish eating so I don't forget anything. First of all, instead of buying a pre-diced tomato-onion-pepper mix, I got one of those "fresh hot salsa" packages that are found in the produce section (a very simple one that was basically just diced vegetable) and drained it before cooking. I also salted and peppered the fish before cooking. Never one to shy away from extra heat, we still made the hot sauce, butter, thyme mixture, but instead of water, I used a little dry vermouth I had in the cabinet. Served it over the Hoppin' John-style Rice and it was awesome!!! The only thing missing was a splash of lime, which I will serve with it next time. I will definitely make this again! Changes: fresh chopped hot salsa instead of pre-chopped tomato, onion, pepper mix Salt and Peppered the fish before cooking Dry Vermouth instead of water a splash of lime


March 05, 2016
Followed ccnnito's suggestions and LOVED this.  Husband loved it as well.  Served over brown rice with a tossed salad.  Great Lenten dinner, fast and easy.

Donnalby's Review

October 14, 2014
Really good- loved the suggestion for the vermouth- but how much butter did you all use?:)

steponme's Review

September 02, 2013
Thanks 'cconnito' I followed all of your changes including the vermouth and it was delicious.

WifeyKnifey's Review

September 02, 2011
The Wifey loves making (and eating!) this dish. Here's another one from the Cooking Light 5 Ingredient 15 minute Recipes that I absolutely love. Both times I've made it I was without tilapia in the freezer so both times I substituted another white fish. I preferred the haddock to the barramundi, and I'm sure the tilapia is even better. See the rest of my review here:

adamwa's Review

May 11, 2010
i give this 4 stars because i thought it was a good solid recipe my bf thought it was outstanding. have no idea where to buy a mixxed chopped tomato onion and bell pepper but had fresh ones on hand so just diced up about 1 cup total of veggies and followed directions. I couldnt figure out where the butter came from in the recipe directions so i just used butter instead of water mixxed with the hot sauce. Probably not the healthiest thing but it was good! BF said it could be less buttery so next time i may try it with the water or a mixture of butter and water. I also used cilantro instead of thyme because that is what i had on hand.

yorkmisti's Review

March 10, 2010
this was very easy and so delicious!! i will definitely make this again. it's healthy and low carb so it's perfect for dinner.

drazkowskia's Review

November 01, 2009
This recipe is fast, easy and very tasty. My whole family enjoyed it! I will be making this one again! This recipe would be great for any occasion. If you like a more spicier dish, I would add more hot sauce.