Pan-fried Tilapia Over Pasta

By mdm
January 23, 2012

Author Notes: Fast, one-pot meal. mdm

Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle in adobo -- I blend a can and then freeze in ice cube trays. Use one small cube.
  • 3-4 tilapia filets (more or less, depends on how big)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • tablespoons parsley, chopped finely
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Penne or macaroni
In This Recipe


  1. Fry the garlic and chipotle in olive oil over medium heat, only about 1 minute.
  2. Salt and pepper the fish, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. Add to the garlic/chipotle, cook 3-5 minutes on each side.
  3. Add chickpeas, raisins, capers, and rest of the lemon juice, cook for 5 minutes more.
  4. Cook pasta al dente, then toss with olive oil and parsley, to taste.
  5. Serve the fish over the pasta. Add more chopped parsley, salt and pepper, to taste.

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