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Blackened Fish: Super simple and incredibly delicious


There are just so many incredible ways to season fish, even if just going the super simple route with mere salt and pepper can make it drooling and delicious! Everybody loves fish, well, most at the very least. And so coming up with lots of different ways to cook it is always fun! One of the crowd favourites so far is the Blackened Fish. It’s so incredibly flavourful and can be made by using many common spices that one could find in their Kitchen, which also makes it a very easy recipe for everyone at home to make, even if you have zero experience in the Kitchen.

Not to mention, Blackened Fish seasoning also happens to be a great one because the more you add, the spicier it gets! It’s just the perfect match for people who love spicy food as well as also for the ones who doesn’t or all that much. It’s truly a great blend that can also be used on so many fish type meals. That’s right! It’s great on any kind of fish and tastes spectacular when used in Blackened fish tacos!

Fish is a very mild type of meat making it easy to overpower with lots of different flavours. Not just this seasoning, you can easily add your favourite blend of spices as much as you want until it suits your taste without overpowering the fish. There are just so many beautiful types of fish and this blend is one that you can use on practically any kind that you prefer.

However, the main spice in this blend is paprika, because it gives us such a wonderful flavour base to start with any great-tasting seasoning. There’s also one certain spice called South African Smoke Blend that you can get from Trader Joe’s and it’s truly a taste to behold. This particular spice adds a light smoky quality to these spices, making it even more delectable! Well, now enough with the drooling introduction, let’s look over some recipes of Blackened fish now!

Blackened Fish recipe


  • Paprika: 1 Tablespoon
  • Dry Mustard: 2 Teaspoons
  • Cayenne Pepper: 1 Teaspoon
  • Ground Cumin: 1 Teaspoon 
  • White Pepper: 1 Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper: 1 Teaspoon
  • Dried Thyme: 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon
  • Unsalted Butter: ¾ Cup (melted)
  • Fillets Trout: 6 Pcs


  1. Take a bowl and mix paprika, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper, white pepper, thyme and salt and set aside. 
  2. Heat a heavy cast iron pan on high heat for about 10 minutes or until extremely hot.
  3. Take a shallow dish and pour 3/4 cup melted butter and dip each fillet into butter, to coat both sides. Gently pat mixture onto fish and sprinkle both sides of fillets with spice mixture.
  4. Place the fillets into the hot pan and carefully pour about 1 teaspoon melted butter over each fillet.
  5. Cook until charred, then turn the fillets, dab 1 teaspoon melted butter over each, and cook until charred. Repeat the same with the remaining fillets.

Blackened Fish Seasoning


  • Paprika (Smoked): 3 Tablespoons
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon
  • Onion Powder: 1 Tablespoon
  • Ground Black Pepper: 1 Teaspoon
  • Cayenne Pepper: 1 Teaspoon
  • Dried Oregano: 1 Teaspoon
  • Garlic Powder: 1 Teaspoon
  • South Africa Smoke Blend: ¼ Teaspoon


  1. Take all the ingredients in the instructed amount and mix.
  2. Add before grilling the fillets. 

Blackened Fish Tacos with Avocados lime Sauce


Avocado Lime Sauce

  • Sour Cream: ½ Cup
  • Water: ½ Cup
  • Avocado, medium-sized, ripe: 1 Pc
  • Cilantro Leaves: ¼ Cup
  • Lime Juice, fresh: 2 Tablespoons
  • Lime Zest: ½ Teaspoon
  • Serrano Pepper, minced: ½ Teaspoon

Fish Tacos

  • Paprika (Smoked): 1 ½ Teaspoon
  • Dark Brown sugar: 1 ½ Teaspoon
  • Garlic Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Onion Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Kosher Salt: ½ Teaspoon
  • Cumin: ¾ Teaspoon
  • Chilli Powder: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Mahi Mahi Fillets: 1 ½ Pound
  • Vegetable Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Corn Tortillas, 6 inches: 8 Pcs
  • Lime Wedges: 8 Pcs
  • Tomatoes, diced: 1 Cup
  • Red Cabbage, thinly sliced: 1 Cup
  • Green Cabbage, thinly sliced: 1 Cup
  • Cilantro: 1 Cup


  1. Add sour cream, water, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, and serrano pepper into a bowl and blend with a blender to form the sauce, scraping down the sides as needed. Add more water if needed for desired consistency. Transfer the sauce to a small bowl and refrigerate.
  2. Mix paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cumin, chilli pepper and black pepper in a small bowl to create the seasoning.
  3. Now sprinkle seasoning evenly over both sides of the fish fillets before grilling.
  4. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat to grill the fillets.
  5. Now add the fish to the pan and then cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until charred. The surface of the fillets might blacken in colour rather quickly so try to keep a close eye on the fish. 
  6. Warm tortillas according to the given package directions and then divide the fish evenly among tortillas.
  7. Serve the blackened fish tacos garnished with lime wedges, tomatoes, cabbage, and cilantro and dig in.