Blackened Tilapia question

Discussion in 'Grilling Fish' started by supercenterchef, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. So, I'd like to start working on a Blackened Tilapia dish...anybody out there have hints or tricks?

    Anybody have a good blackened seasoning mix, or do I need to ask that in the recipe section?
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Do it outside
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I've done it a couple of times and have seen/read so many different ways of doing it.  I think you need to dredge the fish in melted butter then coat in a spice mix including paprika, salt, cayenne, onion and garlic powder.  Rub melted butter on a red hot cast iron skillet with a paper towel then toss on the fish.  Only a minute or two on each side,  stand back and avoid breathing the fumes.  May want to use a metal spatula for this one.

    Good luck,  looking forward to the qview.
  4. sounds great, thanks!

    Haven't tried butter dredge, but it sounds right up my alley :)

    My spice mix is pretty similar to what you list (though I think I threw in some oregano)...but I think I used too much smoked paprika last time--I'll experiment on ratios unless anybody has a tried and true recipe...

    alblancher, this sounds like it might work well with my LA redneck turkey frier and cast iron skillet set up I've been working on ;)
  5. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    I only did it one time. Cast iron skillet hot, and I used Old Bay Blackened Seasoning.

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