I tend to think that boring white fish like Tilapia or Swai are actually quite delicious when they are slow poached in a very flavorful tomato broth. There is also something to be said for buying a very inexpensive cut of fish and turning it into a masterpiece. This spicy Cajun broth was a real winner. I added a lot of spice and heat to give the sauce depth and a bit of white wine to freshen it up. Once you have the broth made, the fish cook up very quickly. I really enjoyed this meal and it would be great with rice, mashed potatoes, or even a loaf of crusty bread. It made a great weeknight meal for us, but I think it is even special enough to serve for company. No one would ever suspect that you are a frugal host or hostess when you serve this to them. They will just ask for seconds.
2 white fish fillets (like Tilapia or Swai)
1 red pepper
1 jalapeno pepper
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbs. paprika
1 tsp. dried oregano
dash cayenne powder
1 can whole tomatoes
1/2 cup white wine
1. Chop the onion, peppers, and garlic. I deseed the jalapeno. I want mild heat, not knock-your-socks off heat.
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