5 from 1 vote
Review Recipe

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. 
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  • 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

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  1. Combine seasonings & brown sugar in a small bowl.

  2. Rub seasoning over fish and pan fry or bake in the oven as directed below.

Stove Top
  1. Heat oil and butter in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.

  2. Add the seasoned fish and a few of the lemon slices and cook 3 minutes per side or just until done (do not overcook).

  3. Serve with remaining lemon.

  1. Turn broiler onto high and place oven rack on the top.

  2. Line a pan with foil and add tilapia fillets and a few lemon slices. Broil for 3 minutes.

  3. Flip fish and additional 3-4 minutes until tender and flaky. Do not overcook. Serve with remaining lemon.

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

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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