Be sure some butter is on the plate. This goes great with my Simple Tartar Sauce. This recipe is based on my oven baked blackened tilapia which is based on an Aaron MaCorgo Jr (Food Networks “Big Daddy”) recipe.This man can cook and is a joy to watch, highly recommended. Sign up for the newsletter and get all posts delivered straight to your inbox! All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. If using a griddle instead of a grill basket, then place it on the grill to preheat. Based on my Oven Baked Blacken Tilapia, it only takes 2 minutes per side to get a grilled masterpiece. Preheat your grill on high for at least 5 minutes. Well, this solved that issue. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | BASED ON FOODIE PRO THEME. Could this be placed in foil and put on the grill? Keep it polite please. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a microwave. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Find more useful information here. I used a Brinkmann Steel Flexible Grilling Basket that cost about $15 (I bought it myself) at Home Depot. So skip the cayenne and don't substitute. Welcome to the blog. Skillet Blackened Tilapia is an easy weeknight meal, and healthy to boot. I'm new at this. Brush both sides of tilapia with the melted butter. Welcome to the blog. Healthy eating has never been so good or easy as this wonderfully spicy grilled blackened tilapia. Also, add cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon for normal (3/10 heat) ½ teaspoon for spicy (7/10) and one teaspoon for manly man 10/10 heat. Lemon pepper, thyme, basil and onion powder are just a few of the spices used for this delicious Blackened Grilled Tilapia. Get Big Daddy's Blackened Tilapia Recipe from Food Network You can also find 1000s of Food Network's best recipes from top chefs, shows and experts. Sign up for the Recipe of the Day Newsletter Privacy Policy, Blackened Tilapia With Black-Eyed Pea Salad, Gluten-Free Roasted Garlic and Herb Gravy. I've cooked this numerous time in a cast iron on the stovetop, but always missed that grilled flavor. I have done it with other white fish such as cod, but I wouldn't recommend using a basket for this but rather a griddle style pan on the grill, Hi Dorothy, Give it a try; you will love it. That is some serious grilling. The original recipe used a full teaspoon which I did once. Aaron MaCorgo Jr (Food Networks “Big Daddy”) recipe, Definitely the leader for the best recipe of the year (2012). Place fillets on the grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with lemon juice and transfer the fillets to serving platter. Place the tilapia on preheated grill. Finally bought a grill grate and turned out phenomenal. Preheat grill to as high as it will go. It was what I call manly man level of 10/10. « How to Grill a Ribeye Steak on a Gas Grill. Glad it worked well even at low temperature. Thanks for the note. You can also use a preheated griddle or even directly grill on the grates, but the fish might fall apart with even minimal sticking. I use ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper here. About DrDan, COPYRIGHT © 2020 101 COOKING FOR TWO. For me, that is 600+ degrees. The lid may be open or closed. Also, add cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon for normal (3/10 heat) ½ teaspoon for spicy (7/10) and one teaspoon for manly man 10/10 heat. You can also get one at Amazon for a few dollars more. Coat both sides of the tilapia with a generous amount of the rub. This was AWESOME. It was what I call manly man level of 10/10. This is the easiest 5 in a long time. I suspect most people will want ¼ teaspoon. Lastly the heat. The main complaint about the oven baked blackened tilapia was the lack of "crustiness," so this has been on the to-do list for a while. Don't miss out, check the full post above. Flip and grill another 2 minutes. All rights reserved. I will add a few minutes to a burger or steak. By commenting, you accept the Comment Guidelines. Put it on and pat with a spoon. Definitely the leader for the best recipe of the year (2012). The number of servings per recipe is stated above. I’m constantly looking for ways to make fish, especially white fish like tilapia. Let's get some variety into our grill season. Do you have a website or cooking blog? Better half rarely if every eats fish - but liked this and would consider it again. You may adjust the number of servings in this recipe card under servings. Dan. That's way too hot for me. Required fields are marked *. Use a watch with a second hand and do not overcook. It should not matter much. The lid may be open or closed. Once the oil is almost smoking, add the fillets and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. But it worked out great anyway. You are here: It’s -20 here today so my grill wouldn’t fully heat up so I just kept an eye on it and ended up doing 10 minutes per side! This was a 7/10 hot. Flip with a fork. Do you want more recipes from 101 Cooking for Two? I have included options for cooking tools (basket vs. griddle) and different levels of heat. Dip the tilapia fillets in melted butter and coat with seasonings. Powered by Brandeploy Combine 3 tablespoons paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon onion powder, one teaspoon black pepper, one teaspoon dry thyme, one teaspoon dry oregano and ½ teaspoon garlic powder. Heat up a cast iron skillet so it is really hot. Grill for only 2 minutes. I use ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper here. Preparation time 10mins The cayenne adds very little taste, mostly just heat. My Rating So you need to do that yourself. Serving size is my estimate of a normal size unless stated otherwise. Can this work with other fish besides Tilapia? I personally love using this cast iron griddle that I can … Coat both sides of the tilapia with a generous amount of the rub. Used a cast iron pan, on the gas grill, no paprika but everything else. Dan. Mild fish fillets get a boost of bold flavor in this recipe for Cajun Blackened Tilapia. A couple of things will help. How to Start a Food Blog – The Real Story. Turned out great!! Categories: 101's Best Recipes, Easy Dinner Recipes, Fish Recipes, Grill Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Low Fat Recipes. ⇊ NEW COMMENTS MAY BE ENTERED AT BOTTOM OF THE FIRST PAGE OF COMMENTS ⇊ Comments are generally welcome on recipes. Rude or snarky remarks will be deleted. Join us and discover thousands of recipes from international cuisines. Keep up the good work in the kitchen. Thank you! Use a watch with a second hand and do not overcook. The original recipe used a full teaspoon which I did once. Maybe grilled with the hood open or closed. Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is a leading company in the bar-and-grill category of the U.S. casual dining restaurant industry. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. Flip and grill another 2 minutes. This does the math for the ingredients for you. Do not use olive oil since it smokes at high temperatures. Editor's Note: Originally published May 11, 2013. Can't handle it. Welcome to the blog. This was a 7/10 hot. Time to break out the grill and enjoy this awesome recipe! This should pan fry fine. The last time, the spices stuck to my hand, the plate and less so the fish. This is the easiest 5 in a long time. Make it Perfect First Time and Every Time. Updated with re-edited photos and text. About 15 seconds. Alternatively, if using a griddle then add a tablespoon or so of vegetable oil to the preheated griddle. One of our favorite meals! It is just fish with seasoning but this has nice surface that won't be there in foil. Adapted from From fish tacos to blackened fillets, tilapia is sure to please when paired with mango, asparagus or lime. Serve it over rice and vegetables, and dinner is ready in just minutes. Thank you so much for your beautiful recipe, i just finished making Tilapia on the barbecue using your rub recipe and it's now gone. Mix olive oil, lemon pepper, cumin, paprika, dried mustard, and garlic powder together in a small bowl. Home » Fish Recipes » Grilled Blackened Tilapia, July 6, 2018 - By Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan - Updated February 4, 2020 - 58 Comments. What other spices can you recommend besides cayenne pepper?