How to Prepare Delicious Blackened Tilapia 1-2-3

Blackened Tilapia 1-2-3.

This Delicious Blackened Tilapia 1-2-3 using 4 easy ingredients and 4 simple steps. This is guide how cook yummy food.

Ingredients of Blackened Tilapia 1-2-3

  1. You need of tilapia fillets (about 4 oz each).
  2. Prepare of your favorite blackened seasoning, plus more if you want spicier (for my seasoning recipe see step 2).
  3. You need of salt (optional).
  4. It’s of olive oil.

Blackened Tilapia 1-2-3 step by step

  1. If your tilapia is frozen thaw for about 30 minutes in a flat dish of cold water (like a small casserole). When thawed, remove from water, Place on top of a small stack of paper towels to absorb excess water and gently pat tops dry..
  2. Transfer tilapia to a clean, dry plate. Season both sides of both fillets with 1 tsp blackened season each, gently patting seasoning onto each side, use more or less as desired for more or less heat. Add a pinch of salt to each side before the seasoning, if desired (I personally don't use it for this recipe). Place in refrigerator and let sit 30 minutes to 1 hour. This part's important, just like a marinade.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat (I use a 10" skillet for two fillets). Add just enough oil to coat the bottom when you swirl the skillet around, usually about 2-3 tsp. Let oil heat for about 30 seconds. When oil is "shimmering" carefully add tilapia to the skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes per side. You will know when each side is done because it will "release" from the pan easily when you begin to slide a spatula underneath the fillet..
  4. Serving suggestions: Serve with your favorite sides. Rice, mashed potatoes, steamed veggies are all good. I made my cauliflower "risotto" and roasted tomatoes with mushrooms for the picture shown. Below are a couple sides we like.