Blackened Cumin-Cayenne Tilapia

Blackened Cumin-Cayenne Tilapia Recipe
Photo: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Use your broiler to make already quick-cooking fish fillets an even speedier dinner option.


4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)

Total time: 18 Minutes

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Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Total: 18 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 159
Fat 5.8 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 3.1 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 25.9 g
Carbohydrate 0.9 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 64 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 364 mg
Calcium 22 mg


1 tablespoon olive oil
4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Rub oil evenly over fish. Combine cumin, salt, garlic powder, and peppers; sprinkle over fish. Arrange fish on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or desired degree of doneness.


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Marcia Smart,

Cooking Light

September 2009
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