I love anything blackened , be it , fish or chicken or whatever , blackened spices has a really great taste . I usually use it for chicken , using boneless chicken breast or thighs and flatten them up with the mallet , and then i would sprinkle / rub it with blackened spices .. then i would grill it . Perfect !
This time i bought tilapia , and i mixed my own blackened spices and this was a super quick easy dinner , you can always serve this with rice or potatoes or other veggies , i happened to serve it with corn stuffed poblanos . They’re not too bad either , just taking the time baking the pepper and corn . If you’ve tried mac and cheese stuffed poblanos , this is almost like that one too .
Direction for Blackened Spices :
1/2 tbsp. paprika
1/2 tbsp. smoked paprika
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 heaping tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. oregano
3/4 tsp. cumin
Mix all the ingredients together , shake it to well blended , and store in a jar .
For the tilapia , i used 1 lb of tilapia , and rub the spices all over the fish . You can either grill it or cook it on a skillet with very little oil . 2 minutes on each side .
Direction for Poblanos
6 small poblanos
4 ears of corn
monterey jack cheese
1 bunch of green onion chopped
juice from 1 lime
1. Preheat oven to 450 F , wash the pepper , dry well . Then toss with salt , cumin and 1-2 tbsp. of vegetable oil , until it’s all coated well . Bake about 20 minutes , turn half way . Take it out ,let it cool , you can either remove the skin or just leave it . Then cut a slit , and remove the seeds .
2. Brush the corn with vegetable oils , sprinkle with salt and cumin , bake for 10 minutes , turn , bake another 10 minutes . Then remove , and let it cool . Then scrape off the corn with knife . Add in the chopped green onions , cilantro and lime juice . Salt and pepper to taste .
3. Spoon the corn into the poblanos , sprinkle with cheese on top .Broil , until cheese is melted .