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Blackened Fish Recipe
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Cajun Blackened Fish

This Cajun Blackened Fish is a simple and delicious weeknight dinner. This easy dinner looks dramatic, but requires just a few spices, fish filets, and a hot pan. Serve it with your favorite summer side and dinner is served in under 20 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Paleo, whole30
Servings: 4
Author: Lexi


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper for less heat lower or omit
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 4 cod fillets about 2 lb., skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil


  • In a small bowl mix together the cajun seasoning. 
  • On a plate rub spice mixture on evenly on both sides of fish fillets, shaking off any excess.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • When hot, place fish in skillet and cook about 3-4 minutes on both sides until the flesh can easily be pierced without any resistance.
  • Serve with avocado corn salsa or desired side.


You can swap out the cod with most any other firm fish, even salmon!


Serving: 1filet | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 1.4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 700mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 0.8g