Etouffee de Tilapia

Etoufee is a Creole dish typically served with shellfish or chicken over rice, similar to gumbo.

Etouffee de Tilapia


Quantity Ingredients
1 1/2 lb. tilapia fillets
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2 large green bell pepper seeded and chopped
1/2 large red bell pepper seeded and chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
2 cups tomato sauce
1 tsp. fresh thyme


1. Preheat oven to 325F. Rub pepper and cayenne into fillets. Arrange half the fillets into a non-stick baking pan. 2. In a separate dish combine olive oil, garlic, parsley, bell peppers, celery and scallions. Sprinkle half of this mixture over the fillets in the baking pan. Sprinkle half the flour over the vegetables and drizzle with half the tomato sauce and fresh thyme. Repeat layer. 3. Cover and place pan in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour or until fish flakes when tested with a fork.