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Blackened Tilapia & Homemade Blackening Seasoning

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Let’s face it, Tilapia is needs a little help.

I’ve never heard, “go lightly on the seasonings so the Tilapia flavor will shine,” have you?

No, because tilapia doesn’t really have any flavor.

I like to blacken this fishy up, so it gets a blast of flavor and the spices almost act as a breading on the outside.

This is a Mexican/taco inspired blackening seasoning which makes it perfect for fish tacos (you know how we love those here in SoCal), and with a little bit of my “Who Made This” Guacamole.

*Make sure your grill is super hot, and very well seasoned (I don’t really scrape mine before I use it, so that it gets a nice char. Is that the right way to do it? I’m not sure, but it works!) or you will have a huge fishy mess on your grill.


Blackened Tilapia & Homemade Blackening Seasoning

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp: Coriander
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder (more if you life it spicy)
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • EVOO
  • Tilapia or other white fish (I did 7 medium fillets, and used all the seasoning), but you could obviously save leftovers.

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to high for 5 mins (should be at 500 degrees). Again, I don’t scrape mine too often so my fish didn’t stick. Make sure your grill is well seasoned.
  2. Combine spices in a small bowl.
  3. Rinse and dry fish and lay in a large pan.
  4. Drizzle fish with EVOO.
  5. Sprinkle fish with even coating of seasoning on each side.
  6. Grill fish for 3 mins on first side.
  7. Turn fish and grill for 2 mins. Fish should be done depending on your grill, but everyone’s is different.

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Author: The SEA SALT

Cooking and surfing in Southern California

3 thoughts on “Blackened Tilapia & Homemade Blackening Seasoning

  1. Interesting I was trying to figure out a tilapia substitute the other day. We don’t have tilapia around here but from what I saw online, tilapia IS a fish substitute. I guess any medium white fish will do?

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