Blackened Tilapia

Blackened Tilapia

This quick and easy blackened tilapia recipe is prepared with a homemade blackening seasoning and then baked in the oven for easy clean-up.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil.
  3. Step 3

    To 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.
  4. Step 4

    Brush both sides of tilapia fillets with oil.
  5. Step 5

    Cover fillets with blackening seasoning on both sides and press to adhere.
  6. Step 6

    Place fillets on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Meanwhile, prepare tartar sauce. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, lemon juice, capers, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Step 8

    The 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.