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Delicious Blackened Tilapia Recipe

Delicious Blackened Tilapia Recipe

how to make Delicious Blackened Tilapia Recipe ? Delicious blackened Tilapia this recipe very simple and very enjoyable.
Course Dinner
Cuisine international
Keyword Delicious Blackened Tilapia Recipe, Tilapia Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 400kcal


  • 6 tilapia fillets
  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • q bay leaf, crumbled
  • 2 tsps paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic pepper
  • 2 tsps Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp oregano leaves, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chile pepper powder, optional (the chipotle chile adds a smokey flavor to the tilapia)


  • Rinse fillets under water and dry. Salt and pepper the fish pieces.
  • Place all the spices in a small plastic bag and shake to mix.
  • Place oil in heavy skillet over medium high heat. Coat pieces of fish, three at a time, in the spice mixture.
  • When oil is very hot, almost smoking, add the fish being careful not to crowd the pieces. Fry fish for 1 minute on each side. There will be some smoking. Because tilapia is a tapered fish, meaning the sides taper off and are not as thick as the center, the fish will cook very quickly. Watch it! You don't want to over cook the tilapia.


You can also cook this blackened tilapia recipe in the oven.
1. Spray a baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Place the coated fillets in baking dish and into a 375° oven for 5 to 6 minutes per side. When fish is flaky and cuts easily with a fork, it is done. Blackened tilapia fish recipes are great paired with garlic mashed potatoes topped with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.