Not Quite Blackened Tilapia

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3 review(s) averaging 4.7. 100% would make again

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A fantastic way to serve fish quickly and simply. Great for large parties!

"Made this for the family and everyone loved it. And it was fast and easy. We will definitely make again."


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1 tsp Salt
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp Old Bay
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/8 tsp fresh pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 stick unsalted butter
4 6-oz fillets
4 limes; halvesd

Original recipe makes 4



Combine all the ingredients for the spice mixture in a small bowl. Melt butter in separate bowl. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet over high heat for 5 mins. Meanwhile, dip the fish fillets in the butter. Sprinkle them all over with the spice mixture.

Reduce heat very slightly and sear the coated fish, 2 fillets at a time until very dark brown and crispy, 2 mins per side. Repeat with the remaining 2 fish fillets. Serve immediately, garnished with lime halves.


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Made this for the family and everyone loved it. And it was fast and easy. We will definitely make again.
ChefChunk 5 years ago

Excellent recipe. My family asks for it again and again.
paigehuff 5 years ago

This has a salty chili flavor to it that can be subdued a bit by reducing the CUMIN to 1/4 tsp, reducing the SALT to 1/4 tsp, and adding 1/2 tsp of SUGAR. [I posted this recipe.]
cmorrise 6 years ago

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