Fish & Seafood

Blackened Tilapia

There is this great place in Clearwater Florida that makes really awesome seafood

My wife and I went away for a little downtime and found this local gem, we loved it so much we went there for lunch everyday

Their key to good food?

Fresh fish, simple preparation and cast iron pans!

Right up my alley

Pat your tilapia fillets with some paper towels to remove excess moisture

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Next drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on each filet, rub the oil over the fish with your hand

Generously sprinkle each one with Cajun Seasoning

Once coated flip the fish and repeat

Let the fish sit for 10-15 minutes for the seasoning to adhere

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Heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a cast iron pan, along with 2 tablespoons of butter, over medium heat until it starts to smoke

Swirl the butter around to coat the pan

Lay your fillets in the pan gently, occasionally swirling the butter as their cooking

Cook on the first side for about 2-3 minutes depending on the thickness

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Carefully flip your fish

Cook no more then another 2-3 minutes, or until a knife slips in and out of the thickest section easily

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We served this with a Mango Salsa

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Blackened Tilapia

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

4 tilapia fillets

Cajun Seasoning

2-4 tablespoons of butter

2-4 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions

Pat your tilapia fillets with some paper towels to remove excess moisture.  Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on each filet, rub the oil over the fish with your hand.  Generously sprinkle each one with Cajun Seasoning.  Once coated flip the fish and repeat

Let the fish sit for 10-15 minutes for the seasoning to adhere

Heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a cast iron pan, along with 2 tablespoons of butter, over medium heat until it starts to smoke.  Swirl the butter around to coat the pan

Lay your fillets in the pan gently, occasionally swirling the butter as their cooking.  Cook on the first side for about 2-3 minutes depending on the thickness

Carefully flip your fish.  Cook no more then another 2-3 minutes, or until a knife slips in and out of the thickest section easily

Tools used to make this recipe

Lodge Cast Iron Pan

Wilton Recipe Right 3 Piece Cookie Pan Set

OXO Good Grips Fish Turner

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1 comment on “Blackened Tilapia

  1. I can’t wait to try this, we have been looking for a different way to cook our Tilapia. Thanks for sharing!

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