Blackened Tilapia is a perfect week-night meal. The combination of Pineapple Salsa and Blackening Seasoning is perfect for a light delicious dinner.

Blackened Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Cajun
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 2 people



Gather all ingredients before starting (salsa, blackening spice and tilapia).

  • Season tilapia with blackening spice and set aside for up to 30 minutes before frying.
  • Melt 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp unsalted butter in a medium skillet over medium high heat until the mixture starts to bubble, 1-2 minutes.
  • Place tilapia fillets in the frying pan and fry each side for 2-3 minutes. Check before turning, the fish should be nicely browned and should have a bit of a crust. When the first side is done, fry the second side for another 2-3 minutes.


  • Serve the tilapia hot over plain white rice, sprinkle pineapple salsa over the top and around the plate.

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