Blackened Tilapia

4
Kimberly Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

I didn't have any blackened seasoning in the cupboard so I made up my own mixture and it turned out really well. All the spice blends really added to the delicious flavor of this dish.
(This is not the kind of blackened seasoning that smokes, so you can cook it indoors).

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 - 3
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

  • 2 medium
    tilapia fillets (fresh)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 tsp
    oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    emeril's original essence
  • 1 Tbsp
    ancho chili pepper (penzeys spices)
  • 2 tsp
    northwoods fire (penzeys spices)
  • 2 tsp
    sate (penzeys spices) ---love this spice!
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt

How to Make Blackened Tilapia

Step-by-Step

  1. Wash the fillets in cold water and pat dry. Then combine all seasonings together in a bowl that the fish will fit in. Mix it up well and then place the Tilapia down in the bowl and coat both sides. If necessary, pat the seasonings on to the fish. Make sure it has a generous coating.
  2. Heat a frying pan up to medium high and place 1 Tbsp of butter and 1 tsp of oil in pan. Make sure it is hot before you place the fish into the pan. (This helps to get that nice crust on the fish) Then cook 4-6 minutes on each side. Then, repeat these steps for the other fillet or else if you have a large enough pan place both fillets in at the same time with butter and oil.
  3. The rice on the plate is: Lundberg Wild Blend rice and the recipe is on the back of the bag and is called Wild Blend Saute. It was delicious too!

Printable Recipe Card

About Blackened Tilapia

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtags: #Tilipia #Blackened



Show 15 Comments & Reviews

20 Breakfast Casserole Recipes

20 Breakfast Casserole Recipes


We love a good breakfast casserole! Every bite is full of all our favorite breakfast foods – eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, ham, veggies, potatoes, and more. Not to mention, these casseroles are easy to make and feed the whole family.

19 Shrimp Recipes to Try

19 Shrimp Recipes to Try


How can a food so yummy be so good for you? An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, shrimp is also linked to promoting heart and brain health. Looks like it’s time to up your shrimp intake, and we have the 19 recipes to help you do it. Full of flavor, healthy, and easy to […]

20 Recipes You Can Make With Lime Juice

20 Recipes You Can Make With Lime Juice


Yes, limes are fantastic in a dessert. You can’t make a key lime pie without them. There’s something about the sweet and tangy combination our taste buds love. But, limes can also be used in dinner recipes. A little squeeze of this citrus will brighten up the flavors in the dish. Sweet and savory, we’ve […]