Aug 29, 2011

Black as my Soul Tilapia

Yum. Be jealous. I had Blackened Tilapia, Roasted Potatoes and Baby Portabella Mushrooms for dinner. Want the recipe? I know you do.

Blackened Tilapia

  • 4-6 Tilapia
  • 2 T Paprika
  • 2 t Salt (or to taste)
  • 2 t Lemon Pepper
  • 1-1/2 t Garlic Powder
  • 1-1/2 t Ground Red Pepper
  • 1-1/2 t Dried, Crushed Basil
  • 1 t Onion Powder
  • 1 t Dried Thyme
  • 1 C unsalted butter, melted

How to make it

  • Heat iron skillet on high 5 minutes.
  • Mix all seasonings in a bowl.
  • Dip fillets in melted butter and coat with seasonings. (I drizzle the spices on each piece of fish to get an even coating. Don't be afraid to coat heavily)!!
  • Place fillets in hot skillet and cook 2 minutes on each side.
  • Makes 4 servings.
  • Enjoy!!!

And then, ya know - Baby Portabellas. Again. I know. You can be jealous. I will say - the cast iron skillet is vital to the fish. If you don't have one.....well get one. Not just for this recipe, there are SO many reasons to own a good, heavy bottom, cast iron skillet. Sometimes if you are lucky you can run across them at Goodwill.

I'm also pretty much exclusively using coconut oil for cooking now. I just love this stuff. The research on saturated fats just doesn't work out the way 'They' would like us to believe. Take the time to read it. And using something like corn/vegetable oil? Think about how much WORK has to go into making that. How much work do you think your body has to do to digest that? No thanks!

Mwah! Happy cooking.

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