Diabetic-Friendly Dinner: Tilapia With Peppers

This is one of my favorite dishes to make. It’s very easy to prepare and works great with either tilapia or flounder. Of course almost any fish will work, but if you’re going for the cost-effective approach then the less expensive fish is better. This recipe is great for those who are diabetics or just want a nice light meal.


Baked Tilapia or Flounder With Peppers and Tomatoes


4 6-ounce fillets of flounder

¼ teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper (to taste)

2 bell peppers, red and yellow

Cooking spray

1 sweet onion, chopped

3 large cloves garlic

2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon crushed dried

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar



Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the fillets in an oven proof-baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside. 


Char the bell peppers using either a gas range burner or the broiler. Quickly place in a paper bag to steam. Remove when cool enough to handle. Remove the skin and seeds. Chop. 


Coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Sauté the onion and garlic until onions are transparent. Add the bell peppers and tomatoes and cook stirring over high heat for 3 minutes. Stir in the tarragon and vinegar. 


Spoon the vegetables over the fish fillets and bake for 15 to 18 minutes until the fish is just opaque. Serve immediately.


Added to Diet, Diabetes, Recipes on Sun 01/29/2012