This is my go to blackened fish recipe, and I made roasted zucchini for the first time with it and O.M.G its my new favorite way to eat zucchini! Serve these two items with a salad and you have a delicious and filling low carb dinner!
- 4 Tilapia filets (pat dry)
- Cajun blackening spice (store-bought or make your own)
Homemade Blackening Spice – Equal parts of each ingredient, for this recipe 1 tsp of each will be enough, you may have a little left over. Garlic salt, black pepper, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper (1/2 tsp of this if you don’t like spicy). Mix together well.
Lay Tilapia on a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet, this makes the fish bake evenly. Evenly distribute the blackening spice over each filet until covered (one side or both sides depending on your taste). Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes until flaky
Serve with fresh lemon wedges or homemade tartar sauce.
Homemade Tartar Sauce – 1/2 cup mayo, 2 tbls miracle whip, 2 tbls sweet relish, 1 tsp hot sauce, 1 tsp dill (dried or fresh), 1/4 tsp garlic salt, 1/4 tsp onion powder, squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
- 2 large zucchini or 4 small/medium size
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 tbls olive oil
Wash & dry zucchini, cut in half, then cut in half again and cut those wedges into thirds (like large french fry shape). Mix seasoning together and coat zucchini with oil and seasoning. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 425 for 10 minutes, turn and bake an additional 10 minutes. Season with sea salt if desired. These have a fried zucchini taste but without the carbs and guilt!