Tomato-Poached Tilapia with Pearl Couscous, Peppers & Olives
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Tomato-Poached Tilapia

with Pearl Couscous, Peppers & Olives

30 MIN
2 Servings
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    WW Recommended 600 Calories Or Less
    • Nutrition
      PER SERVING
    • Calories
      460 Cals (est.)
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    ingredients
    Tomato-Poached Tilapia with Pearl Couscous, Peppers & Olives
    Title
    • 2 Tilapia Fillets
    • ½ cup Pearl Couscous
    • 1 14-Oz Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes
    • 2 Scallions
    • 4 oz Sweet Peppers
    • 1 oz Pitted Niçoise Olives
    • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp Smoky Spice Blend (Smoked Paprika, Sweet Paprika, Ground Yellow Mustard, Garlic Powder & Onion Powder)
    • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
    • 1 Sweet Or Yellow Onion
    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores. Quarter lengthwise. Place the tomatoes in a bowl; gently break apart with your hands. Roughly chop the olives. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops.

    Cook the couscous
    2 Cook the couscous

    Add the couscous to the pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Season with salt and pepper; add a drizzle of olive oil. Cover to keep warm.

    Season the tilapia & make the sauce
    3 Season the tilapia & make the sauce

    Meanwhile, pat the tilapia dry with paper towels; season on both sides with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onion and sliced peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions and as much of the red pepper flakes as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined. Add the crushed tomatoes (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and 1/2 cup of water; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly combined.

    Poach the tilapia & serve your dish
    4 Poach the tilapia & serve your dish

    Add the seasoned tilapia. Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly thickened and the tilapia is cooked through.* Turn off the heat and stir in the vinegar. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked couscous topped with the poached tilapia and sauce. Garnish with the chopped olives and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores. Quarter lengthwise. Place the tomatoes in a bowl; gently break apart with your hands. Roughly chop the olives. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops.

    2 Cook the couscous

    Add the couscous to the pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Season with salt and pepper; add a drizzle of olive oil. Cover to keep warm.

    Cook the couscous
    Season the tilapia & make the sauce
    3 Season the tilapia & make the sauce

    Meanwhile, pat the tilapia dry with paper towels; season on both sides with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onion and sliced peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions and as much of the red pepper flakes as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined. Add the crushed tomatoes (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and 1/2 cup of water; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly combined.

    4 Poach the tilapia & serve your dish

    Add the seasoned tilapia. Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly thickened and the tilapia is cooked through.* Turn off the heat and stir in the vinegar. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked couscous topped with the poached tilapia and sauce. Garnish with the chopped olives and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

    Poach the tilapia & serve your dish
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