Good morning…I’m back after a long drawn out move and happy so I can start blogging about food again. Today I am sharing a simple recipe with you for blackened tilapia, it’s the perfect recipe to make for dinner.
A few things about tilapia:
- Tilapia is a white fish with a mild flavor
- Tilapia is usually a “farmed” fish in america
- You can find it in the frozen section of the market
- The house will not smell bad when you cook the fish
- Most sauces compliment the fish
If you are someone that generally doesn’t like fish, you may find tilapia the perfect fish for you to start with as it’s super mild in flavors, meaning it doesn’t have a “fishy” flavor and pairs great with most vegetables.
The tilapia I purchased came from Trader Joes, in the frozen section. I love the fish from Trader Joes and we are lucky to have a store local to us, there are generally 2 fish in each package.
Remove the fish from the package, remove any excess water, place on a dish and pat dry. Sprinkle both sides with your favorite blackened seasoning salt (I used Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning after taste tests this is my favorite). Depending on how large your fish is will determine how much seasoning you put on top.
Place a little oil in a pan, turn on your burner
place the tilapia in the pan
Let the fish cook for 3-5 minutes, this timing will depend on the thickness of your fish, what you are looking for is the fish to start cooking through. You know the fish is cooking through as it turns white.
Flip the tilapia and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve with your favorite side. As you can see I served mine with an easy salad.
If you are looking to make a special dinner for two, this is the perfect fish to make and here is the perfect recipe for you. If you want to “wow” them and knock their socks off, try my tilapia with mirin recipe as that recipe is also simple and tasty. I know my special someone love this dinner last night and so will yours!
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Thank you again ~ Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum