The Tilapia Couvillion


The Tilapia Couvillion

I had made this many years ago for my husband, and I again recently made it, and one of the biggest compliments he can give me is when he tells me that something tastes like what his sweet grandmother used to make for him when he was younger. He loved her cooking. In this recipe, I used tilapia, but you can use whichever fish you would like that will stay together and not fall apart, such as redfish or catfish. This recipe is for 4 people, at about 8 ounces of fish each person (about 1/2 pound per person). Looks like a lot of work, but no worries, this should only take about 30 minutes. Here we go……

1 cup combined of chopped onion, celery, and bell pepper

4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil OR vegetable oil

(3) 6 ounce cans tomato paste

5 cups water

large pinch cayenne pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

fresh cracked pepper

1 tablespoon sugar, or Splenda brand sweetener

1 teaspoon dry basil

4 fresh basil leaves, snipped, plus more for garnish

2 medium bay leaves, or 1 large one

1/2 teaspoon thyme

5 garlic cloves, crushed

3 tablespoons roasted red bell peppers (found in a jar near olives and pickles at your grocer), chopped

3 tablespoons capers, drained

2 1/2 pounds of tilapia, catfish, redfish, or other fish that will stay together when cooked in a sauce, cut into smaller pieces (when rinsing fish off, please glide your fingers along fish to check for bones and remove if you feel any)

large non stick pan, or heavy bottom pan

On medium heat, saute onion, celery, and bell pepper in oil for 5 minutes. Add the rest of your ingredients, EXCEPT THE FISH, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Now it is time to carefully place pieces of fish into sauce, and cook for additional 10 minutes. When stirring, ONLY MOVE FISH AROUND, DO NOT STIR BECAUSE IT WILL BREAK THE FISH UP. Turn heat off, and let sit to cool for a few minutes. Serve alone as a low carb dish, with your favorite crusty bread, over rice, or along side pasta. That’s it !!! Enjoy !!!!


2 responses to “The Tilapia Couvillion

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