Blackened Tilapia Tacos

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I love my simple blackening seasoning. I put it on chicken, pork chops, shrimp, and fish. So, it is pretty much guaranteed that we eat something blackened at least once a week.
Last night was just another one of those nights. I had an avocado that was perfectly ripened and I thawed out some tilapia. That only means one thing in this house—tacos!!!  I dusted the tilapia in my blackening seasoning to have a new twist on the go-to fish tacos.
While eating our blackened tilapia tacos, my husband and I discovered that we have officially lost it. Seriously. We have become crazy dog people.
Our entire dinner conversation was about what our dog, Weezer, does while we are out of the house.
Maybe you might say we have run out of stuff to talk about. I don’t think that is true. If you came home to find every single one of your dog’s toys out of his toy basket and scattered about the floor, your couch pillows on the floor, and your dog hiding in the bedroom, you might want to spend a good hour discussing what the heck happened.
What might be sadder is we weren’t even mad! It looked like Weezer had a rip-roaring rager in our living room as any twenty-something child would while their parents are gone. All we could do was laugh at the thought of him with his normally curled tail sadly flattened out surveying the damage as if he had no idea what had happened earlier.
It wasn’t until a few hours later and much discussion about rigging up a web cam to see what he really does in the house alone all day that we finally commented to each other about how good the tacos were. I don’t think that means they weren’t that good, I just think that means, as I said before, we have officially lost it!
Ingredients (Serves 2-4)
½ Teaspoon Paprika
¼ Teaspoon Salt
¼ Teaspoon Pepper
¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
¼ Teaspoon Onion Powder
¼ Teaspoon Cumin
3 Tilapia Filets
1 ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Avocado
4 Whole Wheat Tacos
Combine the dry seasonings in a small mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Lightly dust each side of the tilapia filets with the seasoning blend.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the tilapia to the pan and cook the tilapia for five minutes on each side.
Warm the tortillas. Smash a little bit of avocado on each tortilla. Place a half of a tilapia filet on to each taco. Break the filet apart a little bit. Serve with a little bit of fresh pico de gallo or salsa and some jalapeno slices.
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  1. Sarah says

    I made this for dinner tonight for my family. My cayenne pepper was very old so I didnt use it but the fish turned out awesome!!! what a quick weeknight recipe. the seasoning on the fish was to yummy. I love cumin. My three kids 3,7 and 10 all ate the fish and my husband just went back for a second helping. I will use this recipe again.

  2. kdonnRN says

    Re: Your dog……. You have to read “The Art Of Racing In the Rain”. When you get to the part about the Zebra you will know what happened with your dog. And thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Gina Snyder says

    Thank you for this delicious recipe! Just tried them tonight and I love them! They came out just like your pic! So easy. Will definitely be a go to recipe for us.

  4. Renna Hanlon says

    I am so glad I’m going grocery shopping in the morning so I can get the ingredients for this. It looks and sounds delicious; thanks for sharing!

  5. Karen B says

    Made this tonight and they were great! I’m not a cook at all but this was easy for me to do and they tasted great. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Melissa says

    These were amazing!!!!!!
    We added lettuce, salsa, cheese and black beans for a big burrito which made it so filling and very tasty. Can’t wait to try more recipes posted here!!

  7. Julie says

    Ok. We’re going to have to try these. We had fish tacos last night, and while the peach salsa on them was very good, the fish was only so-so. We have been wanting to put up a nanny cam to see what our two beagles do when we’re both gone. Sometimes, what we come home to is amazing. Have Stephie tell you about their food and the toy duck sometime. They keep us laughing. :)

    • Julie says

      Jerry and I just had these tonight for dinner! They were excellent! You are right–your blackening seasoning is great. I’m so glad that I tried these. My tummy is happy, too. :)


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