Catfish Recipe with Tomatoes, Capers & Olives

This catfish recipe is prepared in a skillet with tomatoes, capers and olives. Not only is it delicious it is very healthy.

Although I used catfish for this you can really use any white fish that is mild and firm such as tilapia or sole. It will work great with any of these. We will be marinating the fish in a container with lemon juice for about 10 minutes. This will contribute to a deeper flavor in your fish.

We will also precook the fish by frying it for a few minutes on both sides before we finish the dish. As soon as the flesh whitens, flip it and remove it when the other side does the same. You will finish cooking this once you prepare your tomato sauce.

This is what you need for this exquisite catfish recipe:

Serves eight
8 catfish fillets – or any white, firm, mild fish such as tilapia
1 ½ large lemons – juiced
1 large white onion – sliced
2 garlic cloves – minced
3 tomatoes – peeled and chopped
1 tsp. crushed oregano
½ tsp. dried thyme
1 TBS capers
½ cup pitted and chopped green olives
½ cup chopped parsley
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper

Place the fish fillets in a non-reactive dish and cover with the lemon juice. Allow sitting for about 10 minutes.

Heat a skillet and add the oil. Cook the fish, in batches, until they turn white on each side. Set the fish aside.

Add the onion to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes – until onion is translucent. Add the garlic and cook, stirring often, for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes, mix and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the oregano, thyme, capers, olives, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Return the fish to the skillet by placing it directly onto the tomatoes. Cover the pan and cook for another 6 to 7 minutes – until the fish is completely cooked through. Serve the fish on a platter with the tomato sauce on top. Enjoy!

CALORIES 211.53.; FAT 9.57 grs (sat 0.78; mono 4.09; poly 0.59); PROTEIN 24.39 grs ; FIBER 1.78 grs; CARBS 8.35 grs; CHOLESTEROL 0.00 mg; IRON 2.42 mg; SODIUM 619.31 mg; CALCIUM 73.86 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • April 30, 2013


    Well you have done it again with your easy recipes, the fish with tomato, capers and olives was a huge hit. My children already enjoy fish and I was told tonight that I could make that dish again. Thank you for inviting us into your kitchen! Sonja

  • May 13, 2013


    Hi Sonja!
    I am so happy this worked for you! Thank you so much for giving it a try. I appreciate it!
    Mary Ann

  • October 30, 2015


    I love you Mary Ann! You have such a sweet spirit!

  • October 30, 2015

    mary ann allen

    Hi Suan!
    Thank you so much! I really appreciate your message. Have a great weekend!
    Mary Ann