Blackened Tilapia is a mild fish, rubbed with spices and pan fried. It’s crispy on the outside and tender and flaky on the inside. It cooks in just minutes and is bursting with flavor. When it comes to fish, Tilapia is one of the most inexpensive, making it a perfect choice when creating cheap recipes. #cheaprecipes #easyrecipes #tilapiarecipes #fishrecipes
If you were to peek at my weekly menu you’d see that I serve fish at least once a week. If the kids had their way, it wouldn’t be on the menu at all. Finding fish recipes that the kids will like and that meet my mommy guidelines for being healthy and inexpensive is a pretty tricky task. This blackened fish recipe however meets all of our approval.
The first time I made this recipe the kids thought that blackened fish meant that I was going to burn it, it was a huge battle to get them to take the first bite. Once they did take that first bite, it was gone in a matter of minutes and they were asking for more. Mom hit that one out of the park!
My kids really like spicy food so I really spice this recipe up. If you or your family don’t really care for spicy all you have to do is cut back on the spices, it will still taste just as delicious.
This recipe can be cooked in about 6 minutes, on top of the stove, making it a perfect weeknight meal. You can use any type of skillet but I prefer to use a cast iron grill pan because it makes those pretty little grill marks and things seem to taste so much better when cooked in cast iron.
Easy Snappy Blackened Tilapia (Feed 4 for $5.18)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound tilapia filets
- 2 tablespoons creole seasoning
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
- Generously season filets with the creole seasoning and paprika.
- Cook filets for 3-4 minutes per side.
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