Cajun Blackened Tilapia

Cajun Blackened Tilapia Recipe
Photo: Julie Bidwell; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Mild fish fillets get a boost of bold flavor in this recipe for Cajun Blackened Tilapia.


Serves: 4

Cost per Serving:


Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 338
Fat 17 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 43 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 141 mg
Sodium 558 mg


1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne, or more to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons celery salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
8 tilapia fillets, 2 to 4 oz. each
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


1. Combine pepper, cayenne, celery salt, paprika, garlic powder and thyme in a shallow bowl; mix well.

2. Warm a large cast-iron skillet over high heat until hot. Brush fillets with butter and coat on both sides with spice mixture.

3. Working in batches, cook fish, turning once, until blackened on both sides and flaky inside, 3 to 4 minutes total. Serve immediately.

October 2013
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