Blackened tilapia

Blackened tilapia


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About this recipe: You're likely to have most of these spices in your cupboard, making this tilapia recipe super simple and tasty. Do not underestimate serving the tilapia atop the white bread. It gets quite tasty soaking up all the Cajun-spiced juices!

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Serves: 4 

  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 pinch garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 450g tilapia fillets
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 4 slices white bread

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:18min 

  1. In a small bowl or jar with a lid, make the spice blend. Mix together the paprika, onion powder, garlic granules, white pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, celery seed and salt. Coat the fish fillets with the spice mixture, and allow to sit at room temperature for no longer than 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a heavy frying pan over high heat. Add the 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, and place onto slices of white bread. Pour pan juices over them and squeeze lemon juice all over.

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i loved it....also tried it with some hake fillets and adjusted the times......quick easy and very tasty..... - 10 May 2015

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