Blackened Fish Recipe You Can Make At Home

This blackened fish recipe is a spicy, quick and easy way to prepare your favorite fish: fish, spice, butter, skillet, and—boom—you’re done.

How to Make a Blackened Fish Recipe at Home

FISH (e.g. 12 oz of mahi mahi)
DRIED SPICES (e.g. 1/2 tsp ginger, paprika, chili powder, garlic)

blackened fish recipe

This blackened fish dish is a perfect light, and healthy meal.

I’m using mahi mahi with this dish, but any fish will do. A traditional blackened fish is dredged in melted butter before the spices are applied, which is yummy, but I think the fish does all right with just the spices—we’ll save the butter for the pan. Any combo of spices will do. I especially like ginger powder on my fish—give it a try. Use salt, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, etc. Coat each side of the fish with as little or as lot of spice as desired.

Heat a skillet on medium high heat and add a little butter. Add a little oil, too. When it’s hot, toss in your fish—but not before—the fish should sizzle and cook when it hits the pan. Brown one side with spice and butter and turn halfway through cooking. Light fish will turn opaque when it’s done, but don’t wait for the fish to be cooked entirely through before removing it from the heat—it will continue to cook even after you’ve removed it from the heat. Shoot for almost flaky more than flaky.
Bon appétit!

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