Blackened Tilapia with Secret Spices

Cheryl Croce Culver


I make my own seasoning for My Blackened Tilapia and it's much better than any store bought and I save $Money$, this is quick to make too and very tasty, it falls apart and doesn't this look tasty? Well trust me it really is. Try it and Enjoy Good Food


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3 Tbsp
paprika, sweet mild
1 Tbsp
onion powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
ground white pepper
1 tsp
ground black pepper
1 tsp
cayenne pepper(less to taste if you prefer)
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
celery seed
1/2 Tbsp
kosher salt, or to taste
1 lb
tilapia fillets
1 large
lemon cut into wedges
1 Tbsp
olive oil

How to Make Blackened Tilapia with Secret Spices


  • 1How to make it:
    In a small bowl or jar with a lid, make the spice blend. Mix together the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, celery seed and kosher salt. Coat the fish fillets with the spice mixture, and allow to sit at room temperature for no longer than 30 minutes.
  • 2Heat a heavy skillet over high heat. Add oil, and heat until it is almost smoking. Place the fillets in the pan, and cook for about 3 minutes per side, or until fish is opaque and can be flaked with a fork. Remove from the pan, this is good served with rice. Pour pan juices over the rice and squeeze lemon juice all over.

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About Blackened Tilapia with Secret Spices

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tag: Heirloom

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