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Oven Baked Blackened Tilapia


Bursting with spicy goodness, everybody will love this easy recipe. This is now the current leader for recipe of the year and it is FISH.

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  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.

Combine 3 tablespoons paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon onion powder,1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon dry thyme, 1 teaspoon dry oregano and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.

Line a sheet pan with foil and add 2 tablespoon olive oil. Brush it over the foil in any area that will have fish.

Place on the oiled pan and give the fish a light spray of PAM. Place in the preheated oven.6.Cook until nicely brown and flaky. This is about 10-11 minutes for big fillets and a minute or two less for small to medium fillets

If you want a homemade tartar sauce, combine 1/3 cup mayo, 2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish and 1/4 teaspoon onion powder. Mix well.

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