Tilapia Fennel + Tomato


1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion

1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

2 small fennel bulbs, quartered and thinly sliced

1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian-style tomatoes, with their liquid

1/2 cup dry white wine

1 teaspoon saffron threads

6 (5-ounce) tilapia fillets



Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add fennel and leeks and cook for 3 minutes more. Add salt and pepper, 1 cup water, tomatoes, wine and saffron and simmer for 5 minutes. 

Push vegetables to the side, arrange fillets in the skillet, and then cover with vegetables. Cover skillet and simmer over low heat until fish is just cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve fish with vegetables and broth spooned over the top.