This quick and easy blackened tilapia recipe is prepared with a homemade blackening seasoning and then baked in the oven for easy clean-up.
- Serves: 4 persons
- For the Blackening Spice Mixture:
- 4tablespoons paprika
- 1 ½tablespoons salt
- 1tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1tablespoon onion powder
- 1tablespoon black pepper
- ½tablespoon white pepper
- ½tablespoon cayenne pepper
- ½tablespoon dried oregano
- ½tablespoon dried basil
- 1teaspoon dried thyme
- For the Tilapia:
- 4(5-ounce) tilapia fillets
- 2tablespoons olive oil
- For the Tartar Sauce:
- ½cup mayonnaise
- 2tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 1tablespoon lemon juice
- 1tablespoon capers
- 1teaspoon coarse-grain mustard
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- For Garnish:
- ¼cup fresh parsley (chopped)
- Lemon wedges
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil.
Step 3To prepare blackening spice mixture, stir together paprika, salt, granulated garlic, onion powder, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, and dried thyme in a small bowl.
Step 4Brush both sides of tilapia fillets with oil.
Step 5Cover fillets with blackening seasoning on both sides and press to adhere.
Step 6Place fillets on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
Step 7Meanwhile, prepare tartar sauce. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, lemon juice, capers, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 8The fish is done when it is nicely browned and flakes with a fork. Top with chopped fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.