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Tilapia with Arugula, Capers, and Tomatoes

Sauteed fish goes mildly Mediterranean, with bright vegetable and a buttery pan sauce.

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Tilapia with Arugula, Capers, and Tomatoes

Source: Everyday Food Fresh Flavor Fast, 2010


  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 tilapia filet (8 ounces)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 small bunches arugula (about 3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained


  1. In a medium nonstick skillet, bring 1/4 cup water to a boil. Add tomatoes and red-pepper flakes; top with tilapia, and season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook 3 minutes. Add arugula. Cover, and cook until tilapia flakes easily with a fork, about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer tilapia and vegetables to a plate (reserve skillet).

  2. Make sauce: Off heat, add butter, lemon juice, and capers to skillet; swirl until butter has melted. Season sauce with salt and pepper. Serve tilapia over arugula and tomatoes; drizzle with sauce.


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