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Easy Blackened Tilapia


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  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 (6-oz) tilapia fillets
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, (optional, for serving)
  • Olive oil, for cooking


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Combine the paprika, brown sugar, oregano, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in a small bowl; mix until well combined. (Use your fingers to break up the lumps of brown sugar.) Sprinkle the spice rub evenly over both sides of the tilapia fillets.

Heat two tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat in a large non-stick pan. Cook the fillets for 2-3 minutes on each side until reddish-brown on the outside and flaky on the inside. Serve immediately with lime wedges.


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