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Blackened Tilapia Recipe

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Dieting? Just trying to eat healthier?  Either way, Tilapia needs to be on your menu plan.  There are many different ways to cook this delicious, flaky, white fish.

This Blackened Tilapia Recipe calls for several spices and a hot pan.  You are your family are going to love all the spices in this fish recipe.

Blackened Tilapia Recipe

This Blackened Tilapia Recipe is pretty easy to double, just do some more filets and spices.  The seasonings will cover another filet or two.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Blackened Tilapia Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

blackened tilapia fish recipe with step by step instructions

Must Have Resources:

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Make it a Meal:

Vegetable Side: Keep the calories down with this Cool Cabbage Slaw side dish.

Starch Side: Our Asparagus Risotto would make a delicious and light starch side for this tilapia recipe.

Refreshing Drink: This Cucumber Basil Limeade Drink Recipe is a perfect treat for cooling down after a hot day.

Don’t forget Dessert: After saving all those calories on your meal, you can splurge with these No Bake Reese Squares.

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Baked Tilapia with Tomatoes

Parmesan Tilapia over Simple Cherry Tomato Sauce over at Crystal and Company

Tilapia and Mango Fish Tacos

Easy Crockpot Tilapia Recipes

Blackened Tilapia easy and healthy fish recipe
Blackened Tilapia Recipe

Blackened Tilapia Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

You'll love this blackened tilapia recipe.


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


Rinse fillets and pat lightly so they are still slightly wet. This will allow the seasoning to stick.

Mix together the seasonings and coat the tilapia fillets with the seasoning.

Over medium to medium-high heat, heat the oil in a frying pan. When the oil is hot, add in the fillets and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. The fish is done when it can be easily flaked.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 627mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 45g

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Mother of 3

Monday 2nd of July 2018

Sounds easy! We love tilapia for the fact that it's a nice mild fish even (a few) of my kids will eat. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Summer Time Fun Linky. Pinned.


Sunday 17th of June 2018

We love tilapia in my house. I find that it has a nice mild taste and not fishy at all. I'm so happy to find your recipe for blackened tilapia. Looks and sounds so flavorful and delicious!

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