Not Quite Blackened Tilapia

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 20 minutes

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


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 5y ago

Excellent recipe. My family asks for it again and again.
paigehuff 6y 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 6y ago

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