Blackened Tilapia

Blackened Tilapia

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 79.3
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 18.0 g

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Number of Servings: 1


    3 tablespoons of paprika powder
    1 tablespoon of salt
    1 tablespoon of onion powder
    1 teaspoon of ground white pepper
    1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon of dried thyme
    1 teaspoon of dried oregano
    ½ teaspoon of celery seed
    1 pinch of garlic powder
    1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
    1 pound of Tilapia fillets
    1 lemon
    4 slices of white bread


Create a spice blend by pouring paprika powder, salt, onion powder, white pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano, celery seed and garlic powder into a jar with a lid. Shake them until they are blended.
Use the spice blend to coat the Tilapia fillets, and let them sit for 30 minutes in room temperature.
Slice the lemon into wedges.
Heat up a frying pan over high heat.
Pour the oil into the frying pan and place the Tilapia fillets in the pan when the oil is so hot it is nearly smoking.
Fry the Tilapia fillets until the fillets look opaque and can be easily flaked with a fork. This will usually take around 3 minutes per side.
Remove the Tilapia fillets and place each fillet on a slice of bread.
Pour the remaining content of the frying pan over the Tilapia fillets and the bread, and squeeze lemon juice over the Blackened Tilapia from the lemon wedges.
Enjoy the tasty Blackened Tilapia immediately.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OLSONICE.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My tilapia came out beautifully and I made them salt free. We like garlic so I used a Tbs. of garlic powder. I purchased six fillets (2.16 lbs.) and had left over blackened seasoning that I will probably use on my salmon fillets. My 11-year-old ate a whole fillet and wanted more. Thanks! - 9/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great, thanks! My family really liked it. Many compliments were given on the spices used. - 2/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For my family who always crinkles their noses at fish, they all ate it and all of it. I didn't have celery seed. I used pumpernickle slice and had some yellow rice with pears. Yum. I will make this again. - 2/22/09

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  • Forget the bread and use a nice bed of spinach or sautéed veggies to keep it truly carb free. Absolutely love blackened Mahi Mahi so can't wait to try this - 2/27/17

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