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This Veracruz Style Fried Tilapia is a simple recipe that you will love! The flavors are amazing and there is never anything left on the plate!

Veracruz Style Fried Tilapia


  • 1 pound Fresh Tilapia Filets or you can use a whole Tilapia Fish
  • 2 Fresh Tomatoes diced
  • 2 Fresh tomatoes boiled
  • 1 tablespoon KnorrĀ® Tomato with Chicken Flavor 2.2 lb Granulated Bouillon
  • 2 Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper sliced
  • 1/2 Green pepper sliced
  • 1/3 cup of green olives
  • 1/3 cups capers
  • Fresh oregano
  • fresh thyme
  • 4 bay leaves
  • salt ground cumin and pepper to taste


  • Season the tilapia filets with salt, pepper, and cumin.
  • Fry the filets in 1/4 cup of hot oil and set aside.
  • Add the garlic and onion to the same pan where you fried the tilapia and cook until translucent.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, the green and yellow peppers, the green olives, the capers, and the herbs and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • In a blender, blend the KnorrĀ® Bouillon with the two boiled tomatoes and 1/4 cup of water.
  • Add the above to the vegetables and herbs and mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste if necessary.
  • Add the fried tilapia and let boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with rice.