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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 284.9
  • Total Fat: 13.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
  • Sodium: 65.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 25.2 g

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Spicy Blackened Tilapia

Submitted by: LEAKAY59

Introduction

I found this recipe online, originally from aquaticcommunity.com. I had to add some olive oil to get it to cook without sticking, but switched the white bread for rice (would have used brown if we had any) and reduced the salt content significantly. Once the spice blend is mixed, it's a simple recipe. Absolutely DO heat the skillet on high until the oil begins to smoke. The recipe said leave it on high, but I had no trouble reducing it to medium high after adding the fish to the pan. I found this recipe online, originally from aquaticcommunity.com. I had to add some olive oil to get it to cook without sticking, but switched the white bread for rice (would have used brown if we had any) and reduced the salt content significantly. Once the spice blend is mixed, it's a simple recipe. Absolutely DO heat the skillet on high until the oil begins to smoke. The recipe said leave it on high, but I had no trouble reducing it to medium high after adding the fish to the pan.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 4-oz Tilapia fillets
    3 Tbsp olive oil
    Juice of one lemon
    2 cups cooked white rice
    3 Tbsp paprika
    1 Tbsp onion powder
    1 Tbsp garlic powder
    1.5 tsp white pepper
    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
    1 tsp ground oregano
    1 tsp ground thyme
    1 tsp celery salt

Directions

Cook rice according to package directions. (The 25-minute cook time reflects this.)

Mix all the spices together in a seal-able container. Coat the fish fillets with spices and let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes.

Heat the skillet over high heat first, then add the olive oil. When oil just begins to smoke, add fish so it fits in a single layer. Turn heat down to medium-high. Cook fish for approximately 3 minutes per side. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

Put 1/2 cup of rice on each plate, top with fish.

Return pan to stove and turn heat back to high. When oil is hot again, add lemon juice quickly, stir for a moment to loosen any bits on the bottom of the pan. Turn off the heat and continue stirring while sauce cools and stops bubbling. Top each fish with sauce and serve with a light salad.

Serving Size: Four servings with 1/2 cup of rice and one fillet.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LEAKAY59.





TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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