Blackened Tilapia Recipe

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Blackened Tilapia Recipe Meal Prep With Me

Blackened Tilapia Recipe

This Blackened Tilapia Recipe is one of my husband’s favorites. He likes anything spicy so of course, he would love this one. It’s spicy and has a nice crispy flavourful coating. I love this recipe too but I like the fact that it’s very low-calorie more than anything. One piece is only 167 calories. Keep it low-calorie, by serving it with steamed veggies and rice, cauliflower rice, or tuck it into a small flour tortilla with shredded cabbage and salsa for yummy fish tacos! This seasoning mixture is also delicious for coating prawns

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This seasoning mixture great for other things too. It’s a delicious coating for prawns and chicken. For the prawns, add the prawns and the seasoning to a bowl and toss to combine and then fry over medium heat with a little oil. With the chicken, use a boneless, skinless breast. Pound the breast between plastic wrap until desired thickness, using a meat mallet and then coat both sides with the seasoning mixture. Fry in a heavy cast iron skillet with a little oil over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side.

Try out this delicious Blackened Tilapia recipe and let me know how it turns out!

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Blackened Tilapia Recipe Meal Prep With Me

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Blackened Tilapia Recipe

combine spices to make this easy delicious Blackened Tilapia Recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Seafood Dishes
Servings: 6


  • 6 tilapia fillets
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne or more if you like it spicier
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp canola oil


  • In a small bowl mix together all the spices and ensure there are no lumps.
  • Lay out the fish pieces on a cutting board or large plate and sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the fish. Turn the fish over and sprinkle the other side. make sure to completely coat the fish in seasoning.
  • Over medium high heat in a large skillet add Half the oil and in batches of 2 or 3 fry the fish on one side for 3 to 4 minutes and then turn the fish once the coating is dark in colour. Fry on the other side for another 3 to 4 minutes. You may or may not need to use the second tbsp of oil when you cook the second batch of fish.
  • Once the fish is cooked allow it to rest on a rack over a baking sheet to allow some of the excess oil to drain off.
  • Serve in fish tacos, with rice or cauliflower rice and steamed veggies. Enjoy!



Yield: 6 Servings
  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 167
  • Total Fat: 7.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 848.6mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 0.4g
  • Protein: 23.8g

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