Easy Cajun Tilapia

Easy Cajun Tilapia

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 143.9
  • Total Fat: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.8 mg
  • Sodium: 632.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 21.0 g

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Introduction

This wonderful, spicy entree can be made with tilapia or any other white fish. I love it with fresh Gulf of Mexico red snapper or grouper. This wonderful, spicy entree can be made with tilapia or any other white fish. I love it with fresh Gulf of Mexico red snapper or grouper.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1-4oz. Tilapia filet (or whatever fish you choose)
    1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter (the real stuff works best)
    Emeril's Bayou Blast, added to taste (Actually, any Cajun Spice will work, so choose your favorite)*

Directions

In a skillet, melt butter and olive oil. You should have just enough to cover the skillet.
Cover the fish with the cajun spice as you would a rub.
Cook the fish in the butter/oil. The fish should cook 2-5 mins on each side, depending on thickness, until done.
The fish will probably fall apart when you flip it and remove it. Just be careful.
Let the fish drain on a paper towel to remove as much of the butter and oil as you can.


This recipe makes a single filet, but can be easily adjusted to make more.


* - to cut back on sodium, create your own rub with paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THEBERT99.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good and easy to make! Instead of cooking on the skillet, I broiled fish in the oven. I melted the butter, combined it with the olive oil, and brushed it onto the fillets. I also used some creole seasoning, along with black pepper, paprika, and garlic. Yummy! - 6/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this for my family tonight and it was a huge hit! - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    VERY easy and quick to make. Husband loved it! - 9/24/07

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  • Incredible!
    This came out really good. Hubby really loves Tilapia. - 6/11/18

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  • Incredible!
    Couldn't be easier and very delish. Had left over brown rice and added steamed broccoli to make a fast, tasty dinner. - 1/15/18

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  • Incredible!
    It was excellent, love any food with spice to liven it up - 8/4/17

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  • Incredible!
    Simple and tastes great! - 3/12/17

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  • Incredible!
    Amazing easy to make and tastes great!!! Love love love - 2/4/16

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  • Incredible!
    Thanks for the cooking tips. V. tasty. - 10/11/15

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  • Incredible!
    I loved this. I should have let the fish thaw before we cooked it. I wound up having to microwave it at the end so I didn't burn it in the pan. - 1/3/13

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  • Incredible!
    Very easy and quick to make. They tasted awesome!!! - 2/23/12

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  • Very Good
    Love this. - 1/25/12

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  • Very Good
    Even my husband, who "doesn't like fish" enjoyed this! - 8/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    This recipe was so easy and tasted great! We added a little lemon juice while it was cooking. We also used cooking spray instead of butter and olive oil. Very good!!! - 6/15/11

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  • Very Good
    Simple. Easy. Really good.
    I did add a little lemmon juice near the end.
    - 4/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    This was super easy and yummy! AND Weight Watchers friendly! :) - 3/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    This is the only I plan on cooking fish from now on you have converted me! - 2/28/11

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  • Incredible!
    Easy and delicious. I would have liked to know what temp setting your stove was on. I am new to cooking. This would have helped - 9/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    Awesome taste! Wonderful seasoning! Loved it! - 2/23/10

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  • Was really good! Honestly surprised since all I am use to eating is fried :D - 1/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    Tasty and simple...this was great! I used Mrs Dash Extra Spicy and the whole family loved it! I now have two wonderful ways to make great fish. - 7/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    Made this tonight and my hubby who doesn't like fish had 2 helpings. Will definately make this again. - 7/21/09

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  • Very Good
    Awesome!! - 4/29/09

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  • Very Good
    made my own rub with garlic paprika and pepper-Good and easy reciepe! - 3/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    Easy and delicious! - 4/21/08

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  • THIS WAS VERY QUICK AND GOOD - 4/9/08

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  • Very Good
    making it tonight - 8/3/07

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  • Very Good
    This is so easy, fast and great! - 6/6/07

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  • Incredible!
    As noted with Grouper it is tremendous - 4/25/07

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