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

My family loved this recipe. Didn't add the Cayenne though, but still came out great. Will definitely do again.

Shalequa C. September 29, 2015

Very flavorful, could be spicier though.Just kidding plenty spicy for the average person and a great recipe.

Will S. September 01, 2015

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!

The Spice Guru July 31, 2011