Pan Seared Cajun Tilapia

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Based on recipe from Hubby LOVES it! Great with steamed broccoli and red potatoes. Quick and easy! Pretty spicy though.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thaw and dry filets.
  2. Mix all but the oils in a small bowl. Dry rub spice mix onto both sides of each filet.
  3. Heat 1/2 of both oils in a large skillet over med-hi heat.
  4. In batches, cook about 2-3 minutes on each side depending on the thickness. Repeat for the rest of the fish adding oil as needed.
  5. Serve with lemon wedges.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is an unbeatable recipe. I didn't change a thing and the flavors were umami-perfect! I served this alongside Foodie Friend's "Smashed Cauliflower-Potatoes" for ALL YOU CAN COOK BUFFET 2011. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks, BetterLate!

5 5

Made this last night for our dinner along with coleslaw and orzo/rice pilaf...wonderful! I didn't add the full amount of the cayenne but I probably could have. Made as written and definately will make again. This is an easy and simple recipe with things I always have available. Made for Seafood Tag 2011.

5 5

This recipe rates much higher than the 5 stars allowed! It is the best tilapia recipe I've ever tried. The flavor is perfect as written and it was so easy to prepare. It's definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC 2011.