Fishing for Dinner

I had a craving for seafood today and so I fished out some tilapia to bake. I came across this recipe and tried my hand at making it a little healthier. It also gave me a reason to try out some Cajun seasoning I recently bought! The recipe isn't really labor intensive... in fact I'm sure a child could do it! I served this with 2 small baked red potatoes and some steamed broccoli.

Here's my adapted recipe for Cajun Seasoned Tilapia:

4 to 6 tilapia fillets, fresh or frozen
cooking spray or 1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
Dash black pepper

Heat oven to 400°. Lightly grease a large shallow baking dish.
Combine the seasonings in a gallon sized freezer bag.
Place one tilapia in the freezer bag and shake until fully coated.
If using frozen tilapia fillets, dip the tilapia in water to moisten before placing in the seasoning bag.
Arrange the seasoned fish fillets on the prepared baking pan.
Brush the fillets with melted butter or spray with cooking spray.
Bake the fish fillets for 15 to 20 minutes in preheated oven, or until fish is cooked through.
Fish will flake easily with a fork when done.
Carefully remove the fillets to plates with a spatula.


  1. YUUMMMMMM...LOOKS GREAT!!!!! We love new fish/tilapia recipes!!!!

  2. that sounds so yummy!!

  3. That tilapia looks great. Cajun seasoning makes everything taste good.

  4. I have Cajun seasoning and tilapia, but never thought about combining the two!

  5. Love baked tilapia! Looks delicious, I must look for Cajun seasoning.

  6. I love a quick and easy meal! Yours reminds me of my favorite entree at Pappadeux's-cajun grilled catfish with dirty rice.

  7. Sounds good to me! :-)

  8. I don't like Tilapia, but I love cajun seasoning! I'm going to use this with chicken!

  9. This looks delicious! I really like tilapia and this looks like a great way to have it. I'll have to keep this in mind!

  10. That looks so good. I may have to try that.

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  12. That is my kind of meal!

    I have got to get working on my entry for Tasty Tools...I feel like I am falling behind in the kitchen! I really want to do a bunch of cooking before school starts so that I will have plenty of ready-to-go posts to sustain me through volleyball season. What do you do when you're in a time crunch?

  13. I have a pretty random question.. I have about a million tomatoes from my garden, can you post about what to do with all these tomatoes?!


  14. I don't like to use farmed fish and have not seen wild caught tilapia. What fish would you recommend as a substitute?

  15. Hi Mariassa! You can use cod or even halibut in place of tilapia.