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TBC's Spicy Blackened Talapia

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time 15

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
2 tablespoonspaprika
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

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I love fish tacos and this would be perfect for them.

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