TBC's Spicy Blackened Talapia
Why I Love This Recipe
I love to use Cajun spices for fish and chicken. This spice blend pairs well with a nice helping of salsa and guacamole. I am not a big fish eater, but my girlfriend just loves seafood, so I am always trying to add in a fish dish once a week. This blackened talapia not only makes a great dinner as is, but also sliced and served in fresh tortillas makes a wonderful taco, topped with any of your favorites!
Ingredients You'll Need
4 Talapia Filets; about 5 oz each
1 Vegetable Spray or Pam
3/4 cupGuacamole; homemade or store
1 cupSalsa; Fresh, homemade or store
1 Lime; cut into wedges
FOR CAJUN SPICE MIX
1 tablespoonDried oregano
1 tablespoonGround cayenne pepper
1 tablespoonDried thyme
1 teaspoonGround white pepper
1 teaspoonGarlic powder
1 teaspoonFreshly ground pepper
1. Combine paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne, black pepper, white pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl, and mix well.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and spray generously with Pam or Vegetable Cooking Spray
3. Lay out the talapia fillets on a cutting board and generously coat with the reserved spice mix, turn and coat other side generously then place all 4 into the large skillet (if using a smaller skillet cook in pairs).
4. Cook about 5-6 minutes per side and flip carefully as to not break the fish, using a large spatula.
5. Remove fillets from heat, plate, and top with 3 tablespoons of salsa and 2 tablespoons of guacamole. Serve with lime wedges