Pan-Seared Tilapia with Roasted Red Pepper, Kalamata Olives, Capers and White Wine Reduction

Oh, this is just so good.  Every time I make it, I do it a little different, and you can tweak to your own liking.  But it is delicious…and its so good for you!  Low cal, low carb, low everything…except taste.  Roasting the peppers are good and fun (I think), but you can easily use jarred roasted red peppers, and its still simply awesome.  Make this and be prepared to be loved very much!!
tilapia with roasted red pepper, olives and capers in a white wine reduction

Pan-Seared Tilapia with Roasted Red Pepper, Kalamata Olives, Capers and White Wine Reduction

Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tilapia
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Calories: 196 kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
Pan-Seared Tilapia with Roasted Pepper, Kalamata Olives and Capers in a White Reduction is so delicious, and good for you, too!


  • 4 7 to 8 oz tilapia fillets
  • all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large shallot chopped
  • 1/4 tsp dried crushed red pepper
  • 2 red peppers roasted, seeded, and chopped (can used jar roasted peppers)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pitted Kalamato olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil divided into two portions
  • 1/4 cup drained capers
  • 1/3 cup clam juice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine


  1. Season fish with salt and pepper
  2. Dredge fillets in flour
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in heavy, large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add fish and suateed until lightly browned, about 4 minutes per side
  5. Transfer fish to platter
  6. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in same skillet
  7. Add shallots and crushed red pepper, saute for about a minute
  8. Mix in roasted peppers, olives, 1/4 cup basil and capers.
  9. Add clam juice and white wine
  10. Cook until sauce thickens slightly, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  11. Stir in 1/4 cup of basil.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.
  13. Ladle sauce over fish and serve.
Roasting red peppers on the stove
Roasting the red peppers on the stove is easy!
roasted red peppers
Peel the skin of the roasted red peppers


tilapia fillets being sauteed
cook the tilapia fillets that have been dredged in flour in some hot olive oil
cook the veggies for sauteed tilapia with roasted red repper, kalamata olives and capers
saute the veggies

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