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Cajun Fish with lemon and rosemary on white plate

Blackened Tilapia Recipe - Cajun fish

Our recipe for blackened tilapia comes together quickly thanks to a few simple ingredients and easy to follow step by step preparations.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 141kcal


  • 4 Tilapia Fish
  • 2 tablespoon N’Orleans Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Fresh lemon juice – Optional


  • In a small bowl, mix together the N’Orleans Cajun seasoning, and all of the other spices. Set aside.
  • Wash and pat dry the fish. And set on a plate.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning over the fish. Turn the fish on the other side and season with the Cajun mix. Set aside. Make sure that the fish is well coated on both sides. Let sit for at least 10 minutes or place in the refrigerator if not using right away.
  • In a large skillet or nonstick pan, heat the olive oil. When the pan is hot, add the fish and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Cook 2 at a time.
  • Turn fish over and continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until fish is golden brown on both sides. Repeat the steps with the remaining 2 fish.
  • Serve warm and enjoy with lemon!


The fish can be prepared in advance. 
 I recommend thawing out the fish prior to prepping it as the flavors will have a chance to be embedded in the fish. 
****Calories are estimated per serving****


Serving: 4Servings | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 767mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 2mg