Blackened Tilapia Fish Tacos

Fresh like a spring day and yummy for several different reasons, blackened fish of any kind is the perfect main course any day of the week. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and is a great way to change up your taco night menu.

Blackening seasoning is usually a mixture of chili powders with other spices and herbs. It falls somewhere between Cajun (spicy) and Creole (more mild) on the hot-scale. The crust it creates when fried is black, hence the name, and makes the fish super crispy. Find an authentic blend at your supermarket and give your fish some zing!

Olive oil
4 tilapia filets
Blackening seasoning

1. Heat 3 Tbsp olive oil in a large cast iron skillet. 

2. Coat one side of each filet with blackening seasoning and place seasoning side down in the hot oil. Sprinkle seasoning on other side of filets.

3. When the fish is cooked about halfway through, flip with a wide spatula. Watch for the fish to change colors from the bottom up as it cooks.

4. While fish is cooking, heat four tortillas in the microwave for about 10 seconds to soften them. 

5. Layer tilapia, spinach and salsa on each tortilla. Wrap up and serve with your favorite fruit.


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