Blackened Tilapia

Blackened Tilapia

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  • 1-½

    teaspoons paprika

  • 1-½

    teaspoons light brown sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¾

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½

    teaspoon cumin

  • ¼

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 4

    six-ounce tilapia fillets

  • 1

    lime, cut into wedges (optional, for serving)

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil, for cooking


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 the olive 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. Nutrition Information Per serving (4 servings) Calories:236 Fat:10g Saturated fat:2g Carbohydrates:3g Sugar:2g Fiber:1g Protein:34g Sodium:672mg Cholesterol:85mg


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