This cajun tilapia recipe is so darn easy to make. I almost feel like I am cheating my family when I make it.
Standing in the kitchen for hours is not something I really want to do, but making sure my family has a meal that is not only good tasting but good for them is super important to me. Recipes that have me in and out of the kitchen in around 30 minutes are perfect for my lifestyle.
Seafood is not always a favorite in my home. So, I am always on the lookout for great tasting recipes that use fish. Baked cajun tilapia got a “two thumbs up” rating when I served it. That made me happy and I know I will have it on my menu again.
CAJUN TILAPIA RECIPE
Rotating the type of fish we eat each week keeps my families interest in this protein. When the weather warms up, we often have grilled honey lime shrimp. That is a family favorite recipe!
The benefits of seafood, according to Seafood Health Facts are these:
- Good source of protein, vitamins and minerals
- High in omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA
CAJUN TILAPIA RECIPE
Baked Cajun Tilapia with zucchini
Quick and easy, this one sheet dinner will wow your family. In and out of the kitchen in around 30 minutes
- 3 TBL Paprika
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 4 Tilapia fillets
- 2 TBL Butter melted
- 2 medium zucchini
- 2 TBL butter melted
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400°. Cover a large baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
Mix cajun spices together and set aside.
Rinse and dry tilapia. Place the tilapia on the foil lined baking sheet and brush one side with melted butter. Sprinkle about half of the cajun spices on the fish and then rub it in. Flip the tilapia over and do the same on that side.
In a medium to large bowl, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter.
Slice the zucchini length wise. Then slice it again. You will end up with 4 long pieces. Cut those in chucks of about 1 inch thick. Place them in the butter, add salt and pepper and stir.
Place the zucchini on the baking sheet around the tilapia.
Tilapia and Zucchini
Bake about 7 minutes and then flip. Bake another 7 minutes or until the fish is flakey.
You may have extra spices left. Place them in a jar and keep it for future recipes!
Try this recipe for Cajun Shrimp, sweet corn and baby potatoes all on a sheet pan
This grilled cajun chicken is made with thighs, moist and frugal too.
This blackened cajun chicken thighs recipe is a family favorite. Made with chicken thighs for moistness and frugality.
And for dessert – this healthy freezer pie:
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie (No Sugar, healthy pie! Really)
Try one of these Tilapia recipes, your family is sure to love them!
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