TBC's Spicy Blackened Talapia
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 20
  • 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
  • 2 tablespoonspaprika
  • 1 tablespoonDried oregano
  • 1 tablespoonGround cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoonDried thyme
  • 1 teaspoonGround white pepper
  • 1 teaspoonGarlic powder
  • 1 teaspoonFreshly ground pepper
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1. Combine paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne, black pepper, white pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl, and mix well.
  2. 2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and spray generously with Pam or Vegetable Cooking Spray
  3. 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. 4. Cook about 5-6 minutes per side and flip carefully as to not break the fish, using a large spatula.
  5. 5. Remove fillets from heat, plate, and top with 3 tablespoons of salsa and 2 tablespoons of guacamole. Serve with lime wedges
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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!