Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Recipe: Blackened Tilapia

So this is not my original recipe, I got it from Food Network.  But with a few tweaks I made it my own. Here's what I do:

Blackening Mix:
3 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoon red chilli powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons Tony's spice mix
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

For Fish:
4 tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 lemon, juiced 


1.  In a small bowl combine all of the spices. Press a heaping tablespoon of the spice mix onto each fillet so that both sides are liberally coated. Allow the fish to sit for 15 minutes at room temperature prior to cooking. 

2.  In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is almost smoking, add the fillets and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with lemon juice and transfer the fillets to serving platter.

3.  I like to serve this with Rice A Roni's Wild Rice Mix.  This delicious and healthy meal is ready in 30 minutes!

I usually double (or triple) the blackening mix, and then keep the extra in a spice jar.  I use this for blackened chicken, and blackened BBQ pork chops. I will post these recipes in the next few weeks, so be sure to follow my blog- you won't want to miss this!

Who I made it for?: Prince Charming, Big Sister, and I
Changes?:  The original recipe is in the link at the top.  The changes I made are already included.
Any changes for next time?:  Nope.  I have made this several times and Big Sister even asks for seconds now!


  1. I'm so making this tonight. Yum! Thanks.

  2. Found you via link party at Delicate Construction. I made tilapia the other night and it was just okay... I am so going to try this next time I make it!!

  3. I was thinking as I read this that it would be great for chicken and then I read that you use it for that. I never thought of the pork chops, but I bet it would be good.

    AND I NEVER thought of mixing extra up so that it can be used later! GREAT idea! Thanks!

  4. this looks really yummy! I'd love for you to come over tomorrow and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

  5. The hubby would love this recipe! I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com. I'm your newest follower.

  6. Sounds delicious!!! I love tilapia! Can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Weekend Soiree! Hope you have a great weekend! :)
    Homemaker in Heels


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