Blackened Tilapia

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course, Seasonings
Cuisine American
Tender flaky tilapia fillets rubbed with an easy blackened seasoning. 

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets or other white fish
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Blackened Seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt & pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar

Instructions

  • Combine seasonings & brown sugar in a small bowl.
  • Rub seasoning over fish and pan fry or bake in the oven as directed below.
Stove Top
  • Heat oil and butter in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the seasoned fish and a few of the lemon slices and cook 3 minutes per side or just until done (do not overcook).
  • Serve with remaining lemon.
Oven
  • Turn broiler onto high and place oven rack on the top.
  • Line a pan with foil and add tilapia fillets and a few lemon slices. Broil for 3 minutes.
  • Flip fish and additional 3-4 minutes until tender and flaky. Do not overcook. Serve with remaining lemon.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 264, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 100mg, Sodium: 431mg, Potassium: 567mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 545IU, Vitamin C: 14.3mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1.6mg