Blackened Tilapia Fish Recipe

This Blackened Tilapia Fish recipe is ready in under 10 minutes. The tilapia is generously seasoned, and once cooked becomes so flavorful and flaky. Enjoy the fish with a side of mashed potatoes.

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Blackened tilapia fish recipe in a skillet with lemon and fresh herbs.

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This tilapia dish is not only easy and quick to make, it feels like you’re enjoying a fancy meal. The seasoning adds so much flavor to the rather bland fish. It’s a great recipe to make when you are busy and need a quick dinner.

how to cook tilapia fillets?

Tilapia is so easy to prepare. It can either be broiled, baked or cooked in a pan. Regardless of how you cook it, the tilapia is usually cooked in under 10 minutes.

Blackened Tilapia fish in a skillet topped with fresh herbs and lemon juice.

how to make blackened tilapia in a skillet?

  • Combine all of the ingredients for the seasoning.
  • Generously season the tilapia on both sides.
  • Heat butter and oil.
  • Cook the tilapia.
  • ENJOY!

How to season the tilapia fish.

can I prepare tilapia in advance?

Yes, you season the tilapia several hours in advance and refrigerate it until it’s ready to be cooked. This makes for a really easy dinner.

can I substitute tilapia?

If you don’t like tilapia or don’t have it on hand, any white fish will work in this recipe. The cooking time may slightly vary depending on the fish you use and the thickness of it.

Tilapia fish on a plate with rice and sauteed vegetables.

what can you serve with tilapia?

You can serve this fish with just about any side. Mashed potatoes, rice or even a side of pasta will all work great. Serve with a side salad to complete the meal.

can I cook frozen tilapia?

No, you cannot cook frozen tilapia. Since the fish cooks really quick, it must be thawed or else the outsides will burn while the inside of the fish will be uncooked.

Up close picture of blackened tilapia fish with fresh chopped herbs.

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Blackened Tilapia Fish Recipe

Tilapia Fish recipe ready in under 10 minutes. The tilapia is seasoned and once cooked becomes so flavorful and flaky
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tilapia fish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner




  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients for the seasoning. 
  • Pat dry the tilapia fillets.
  • Season both sides of the fillets.
  • In a large skillet, over med/high heat, add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add tilapia fillets and cook  2-4 minutes, per side until the fillets are flakey and cooked. 
  • ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
Blackened Tilapia Fish Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 352mg15%
Potassium 409mg12%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1255IU25%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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