Blackened Tilapia


  • 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 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine paprika, salt, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano and garlic powder.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil and add olive oil. Brush it over the foil in any area that will have fish.
  3. Rinse and pat dry Tilapia. Brush with olive oil. Cover the fillets with the spices and rub it in (both sides).
  4. Place on the oiled pan and give a light spray of PAM. Place in the preheated oven.
  5. 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.\
  6. Serve with tarter sauce.


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