Simple pan-fried Tilapia with lots of colorful bell peppers makes a quick and easy, delicious and healthy meal! A great recipe if you want to eat more fish.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Pat fish dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Sauté fish in a single layer without moving until crispy and golden-brown on one side, 2 to 3 minutes.
Flip each piece of tilapia and continue cooking until fish is 140 degrees. Transfer fish to oven to keep warm.
To the same skillet, add onions and garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add peppers and sauté until softened, 1 to 2 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, capers, and thyme until heated through, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Stir in lemon juice and add salt and pepper to taste. Return fish to pan and stir to coat with sauce.
Adapted from "Sautéed Halibut" in On Cooking.