Blackened Tilapia

Ashley Brainer: "Super easy and tasty! I used the oven method so i…" Read More


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 tilapia fillets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 lime (wedged)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium16% DV390mg
    Fat11% DV7g
    Protein69% DV35g
    Carbs2% DV6g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories220Calories from Fat60
    Total Fat7g11%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat60
    Total Carbohydrate6g2%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Ashley Brainer a month ago
    Super easy and tasty! I used the oven method so it doesn’t get as much of a crisp, but still delicious. I made 4 pieces of tilapia and had to double the seasonings to have enough. Pairs nicely with potatoes.
    Ela 2 months ago
    I really liked the recipe, super easy and tasty. Next time will add more spices though. I used only 3 pieces of fish but the taste of spices was not strong enough for me.
    Glen F 4 months ago
    Very good! I’ll add a little more brown sugar next time. Doubled the sugar, excellent!
    Jasmine Wigfall 5 months ago
    Wonderful. Loved the broiled version.
    Jennifer Matlock 5 months ago
    yummy! super quick and easy not overly spicy
    Kristen Johnson 8 months ago
    Really yummly! my son loved it
    JymJym a year ago
    This dish was delicious! Quick and easy to make! Yummy 😋
    Bryan a year ago
    Excellent. cut back on pepper but added 1\8 tsp of Cayenne to add extra heat.
    Cherrie L. 2 years ago
    This dish was lovely, only uesd 4 pieces of fish. I also juiced the lime in the pan as the fish cooked. Served with yukon gold potatoes seasoned with salt & pepper
    Hollon-Malais 2 years ago
    needed a LOT more seasoning. will try again with at least 2 x seasoning.
    Dee 2 years ago
    I didn’t have paprika and the lime is a great add to the fish
    Patricia g. 2 years ago
    I really like this site. Tried many recipes never had any problems. Thank you
    Justin McMahon 2 years ago
    Love it - I preamble the dry ingredients and whip this up for my family in under 15 minutes
    Stephen McGill 2 years ago
    Wonderful and easy to make.
    Veronica Varn 2 years ago
    good delicious spices
    Theia 2 years ago
    it was really delicious! will cook this one again!
    Scott S. 2 years ago
    Light flavor, needed other spices
    Christy Ball 2 years ago
    super easy and quick. my only complaint is it took a bit of oil to pan fry it.
    Kellie 2 years ago
    My husband and I tried this recipe tonight and the tilapia turned out great. It is our favorite way to make it now.
    Dani 2 years ago
    I improvised a little with amounts but the ingredients listed all combined well together!
    Jasmine W. 2 years ago
    Wonderful!! But I grilled it instead!
    Marni L. 2 years ago
    This was so tasty and easy!
    Mary Ann Freeman 2 years ago
    I'm on an intermittent fasting diet and tilapia is great for losing weight. I cook this recipe regularly so I mix up a batch of rub and keep it stored in a small jar.
    Johanna Torres 3 years ago
    I made 3 tilapias and cut the recipe in half because I read reviews that it was a bit on the spicy side. Turned out delicious!
    Jennifer Melton 3 years ago
    Spicy for our taste, but it was good!! We followed the exact recipe, but only made two fillets. The cumin is definitely strong.
    Cathy 3 years ago
    Delicious spice mix! I used two fillets for the amount of spice in this recipe and it was perfect!!!
    Brandi Robertson 3 years ago
    Ok flavor, no spice at all. Tilapia is so mild tasting I felt like it could really use more flavor. Going to try adding some cayenne next time and see how it goes.
    Malina S. 3 years ago
    Made this and my family loved it. Wasn't sure about whether the brown sugar was light or dark, but I used dark out of personal preference. Added a little more brown sugar to the recipe just for a little bit more sweetness and it came out amazing!
    Michelle N. 3 years ago
    This was sooooo delicious! Sharing this recipe with family and friends : ) No need to let it sit and marinate either
    jcolib 3 years ago
    Amazing! Some of the best fish I've ever tasted, and it was frozen fish! I love the sweet, spicy , salty mix