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Cajun Blackened Fish

Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword seafood
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Cherry on My Sundae


  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 white fish filets cod, tilapia, catfish, etc
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • fresh lemons
  • fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Combine seasoning mix from paprika - onion powder in a small bowl. Generously sprinkle seasoning on both sides of the fish, gently rubbing into the flesh. Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  • Heat cast iron pan until very hot over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Place filet into the pan without overcrowding and cook until charred, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until charred and flesh easily flakes. Sprinkle with lemon juice and garnish with cilantro if desired.