Hey Seafoodies! Today we are delving into a blackened seafood recipe. This technique is a restaurant favorite that is easy to adapt in your home kitchen. The basics of blackening include brushing the seafood with butter, layering on a dry rub of seasoning and then cooking in a hot oven or a sizzling hot pan. Today’s recipe is an oven-baked blackened tilapia!
Tilapia is a great fish to blacken, thanks to its firmness. With about 100 calories in a 4-ounce serving, tilapia is rich in important nutrients, like lean protein, niacin, vitamin B-12, phosphorus and selenium. Plus, this seriously flavorful recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare, leaving you more time to enjoy the remaining warm summer days.
Baked Blackened Tilapia
Pick up these ingredients on your next shopping trip and then head to Speedy Recipe’s blog for the full recipeand step-by-step instructions.
- 3 tilapia fillets (approximately ¾ lb. total weight)
- Cooking oil spray
- 2½ Tbsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper powder (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes