Blackened Fish

Restaurant friendly recipe with no fuss and lots of flavor.

Makes 4 servings


2 tablespoons paprika

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 pounds fish fillets

2 tablespoons olive oil


1. In small bowl or plastic bag, combine all ingredients, except fish and oil. Coat both sides of fish with spice mixture.

2. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Place fish in hot pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side until fish flakes with fork.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 232, Calories from Fat 36%, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 63mg, Sodium 395mg, Carbohydrates 3g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 0g, Protein 34g, Dietary Exchanges:

4 1/2 lean meat

Terrific Tip: Fish is done when center is white and opaque — no longer translucent.

Any fresh fish may be used such as grouper, halibut, tilapia, trout or catfish.