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Etouffee de Tilapia

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 60 min.
Bring a taste of New Orleans to your plate with this version of etouffee.


  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbs 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 Tbs all purpose flour
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme


  • Rub pepper and cayenne into fillets. Arrange half the fillets in a non-stick baking pan.
  • 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. Cover and place pan in the oven at 325 F and bake for 1 hour or until fish flakes when tested with a fork.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 257
  Calories from Fat 50 (19%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(28%)Cholesterol 85mg
(31%)Sodium 744mg
(31%)Potassium 1087mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(74%)Protein 37g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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