Oven Baked Blackened Tilapia

Blackened Tilapia is a wonderful dinner, or you can use it for some great fish tacos. While it is bursting with spicy goodness, it is adjustable to your heat tolerance. An easy and quick recipe that is much healthier than frying.

Oven Baked Blackened Tilapia

Ingredients
  • 1 pound Tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Blackening Rub
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 425 convection.
  • Combine 3 tablespoon paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon onion powder, one teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon dry thyme, one teaspoon dry oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. This makes more than you need and save it for another cooking. The cayenne heat level will be 9/10 at 1 teaspoon, 7/10 at 1/2 teaspoon and 3-4/10 at 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Line a sheet pan with foil and add 2 tablespoon olive oil. Brush it over the foil in an area that will have fish.
  • Rinse and pat dry 1 pound of tilapia. Brush with olive oil. Cover the fillets with the spices and rub it in (both sides). Use only about 1/3 - 1/2 of what you mixed. Save the rest for another cooking.