Blackened Cajun Fish

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Blackened Cajun Fish

Blackened Cajun Fish recipe

On weeknights, this blackened Cajun fish is a simple and delicious dinner. This eye-catching dish is incredibly simple to prepare; all you need are a few spices and a hot pan! Serve with your favorite summer side dish and you'll have dinner ready in less than 20 minutes!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (for less heat or omission)
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of ground white pepper
  • 4 cod fillets (about 2 lbs.), Skinless
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil


    1. Combine the Cajun seasoning in a small bowl.
    2. Rub the spice mixture evenly on both sides of the fish fillets on a plate, removing any excess.
    3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil.
    4. When the pan is hot, add the fish and cook for 3-4 minutes on both sides, or until the meat can be easily pierced without resistance.
    5. Serve with avocado and corn salsa, or your favorite side dish.


  • Most other compact fish, including salmon, can be substituted for cod.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 236Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 99mgSodium 672mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 2gSugar 0gProtein 42g

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