A couple of weeks ago, I was looking forward to having some yummy Parmesean Tilapia for dinner. It's quickly become a favorite dish in our house. But as my husband and I were talking, we were both craving something bold with lots of flavor. So that's when I started searching around for a blackened seasoning recipe and this is what I came up with.
Blackened Cajun Fish
1 Tbsp Paprika
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp Oregano
Mix all spices together and store in jar.
To prepare fish:
I again used Tilapia. First, I rinsed the fillet and patted it dry. Then I rubbed a little olive oil on each side of the fish and then rubbed some spice mix on each side. As much as you like. The more, the spicier. First I seared one side of the fillet and then flipped it to finish cooking. If your fillet is very thick, turn the heat down, cover, and continue cooking through.
*Recipe adapted from Cajun Cooking Recipes.com
This was so yummy, but I must admit we didn't try it on the kids. I only had two fillets in the house and was afraid it would be too spicy for them. They had tomato soup instead. Oh well! Dave and I both loved it. I made extra spicy mix that night and we'll be eating this again soon.
For more fish recipes, check out Shrimp Stir fry, Shrimp Quesadillas, Fish Tacos with Lemon Butter Sauce, and Parmesan Encrusted Tilapia.
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