Monday Night Dinner: Blackened Tilapia



Cookin' in some butter

Cookin' in some butter

I love it when we find a recipe during Passover that would work any time of the year. This is one of those finds! Recipe courtesy of Passover by Design:

(spices can obviously vary a lot depending on your tastes/what you have on hand… but we followed it to a T and it was lovely)

  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup butter (I would recommend MUCH less – seriously, 1/4 cup would be plenty)
  • 4 x tilapia filets (approx 6 oz each)
  • sour cream


  1. Grease and heat a skillet to medium high.
  2. Mix all the spices on a plate.
  3. Melt butter and put on a second plate.
  4. Dredge each filet through the butter, then coat with spices.
  5. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until blackened. Pour 1 tbsp butter on each filet (or, ya know, less than that), and turn over. Pour more butter on that side, and cook for 3-5 minutes, until blackened on both sides.

Serve with a nice dollop of sour cream on each filet.

It recommends grilled tomatoes seasoned with oregano as a side. Sure, if you want. But it’s not necessary.




We had it with garlic mushrooms and the grilled tomato. Yum!


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