Blackened Tilapia

Preparation and cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 tb butter
  • 2 tb olive oil
  • 2 tb smoked paprika
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1 t dried thyme
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1 lemon
In a bowl mix together all of the spices and herbs. Generously coat top side of fish. Meanwhile heat olive oil and butter in a sauté pan or cast iron skillet over medium to high heat. Sear rub side down first for 3 minutes or until browned and blackened. Flip fish over and turn heat down to medium and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over tilapia. Serve with your favorite homemade salsa and basmati rice and a salad. Enjoy!

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