Blackened Tilapia Recipe

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Harry Rice Modified: March 23, 2022
Blackened Tilapia Recipe

How To Make Blackened Tilapia

In under 15 minutes, you can have tender and well-seasoned blackened tilapia! It’s pan-fried for a crispy exterior and served with lemon for added tang.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 6 minutes
Total: 11 minutes



  • 4tilapia fillets,or other white fish
  • 1lemon,sliced
  • 1tbspcanola oil
  • 2tbspbutter

For Blackened Seasoning:

  • ¾tspgarlic powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tsppepper
  • tsppaprika
  • 1tsporegano
  • ½tspground cumin
  • tspbrown sugar


  1. Combine the garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, cumin, and brown sugar in a small bowl.

  2. Rub the seasoning over the fish.

  3. Heat the oil and butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Add the seasoned fish and a few of the lemon slices, then cook for 3 minutes per side or just until done. Do not overcook.

  5. Serve with the remaining lemon, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 208.60kcal
  • Fat: 11.47g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.72g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.87g
  • Fiber: 0.98g
  • Sugar: 1.58g
  • Protein: 23.84g
  • Cholesterol: 73.26mg
  • Sodium: 336.13mg
  • Calcium: 28.65mg
  • Potassium: 412.85mg
  • Iron: 1.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 70.43µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.73mg
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