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Oven Baked Blackened Tilapia

by DrDan at 101 Cooking for Two August-3-2012

Bursting with spicy goodness everybody will love this easy recipe. This is now the current leader for recipe of the year and it is FISH.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • 2 T extra-virgin olive oil

Blackening Rub

  • 3 T Paprika
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 T onion powder
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t thyme
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1/2 t garlic powder

Simple Tarter Sauce

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 t lemon juice
  • 1 t sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 t onion powder

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 425 convection. Combine 3 T paprika, 1 t salt, 1 T onion powder,1 t black pepper, 1/2 to 1 t cayenne pepper, 1 t dry thyme, 1 t dry oregano and 1/2 t garlic powder.

2) Line a sheet pan with foil and add 2 T olive oil. Brush it over the foil in any area that will have fish.

3) Rinse and pat dry 1 pound of tilapia. Brush with olive oil. Cover the fillets with the spices and rub it in (both sides).

4) Place on the oiled pan and give a light spray of PAM. Place in the preheated oven.

5) If you want a homemade tarter sauce, combine 1/3 cup mayo, 2 t lemon juice, 1 t sweet pickle relish and 1/4 t onion powder. Mix well.

6) Cook until nicely brown and flaky. This is about 10-11 minutes for big fillets and a minute or two less for small to medium fillets.

Details

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Yield: 4