Seared Tilapia With Fried Jalapeno and Lemon

Total Time
16mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

Simple, flavorful and requires little labor.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tilapia fillets (also great with catfish, char, steelhead, trout, salmon, etc.)
  • cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 lemon, zest removed and lemon cut into wedges

Directions

  1. Season tilapia fillets generously on all sides with Cajun seasoning. Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add oil and butter to pan; swirl and add fish fillets, browning on all sides, about 6 minutes total cooking time. Meanwhile, fry jalapeno slices in oil alongside. Remove both fish and jalapenos to serving plates. Top with fried jalapeno slices, sprinkle with lemon zest and squeeze with remaining lemon wedges, if desired.
  3. As a suggestion, serve fillets with veggies and/or potatoes.