Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blackened Tilapia w/avocado salsa

1 tilapia fillet
2 teaspoons olive oil
For the blackening seasoning:
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
For the salsa:
1 cup finely diced cucumber, peeled and seeds scooped out
1 tablespoon finely minced red onion
½ jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, finely minced
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
½ avocado, diced into small cubes
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Tsp of olive oil

For the salsa, add avocado, the cucumber, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, olive oil and lime juice into a food processor. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Let this sit in the fridge until the fish is ready
For the blackening seasoning, stir all the spices together in a small bowl
Lay out your tilapia fillet and season each side with 1 teaspoon of blackening seasoning. Rub the seasoning around with your hands so that it evenly coats both sides of the fish
Heat a pan over medium-high heat with 2 teaspoons of olive oil
When the pan is hot, add your fish
Let it cook until both sides are blackened and the fish is cooked through
Serve and heap the cucumber avocado salsa on top!

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