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Blackened Tilapia with Cajun Remoulade

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This easy, do-it-yourself Cajun seasoning uses spice cabinet staples like garlic powder and paprika. Save any extra in an air-tight container for later use.

Cajun Seasoning

  1. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  2. 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  3. 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  4. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  5. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  6. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  7. 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
  8. 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme


  1. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  2. 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  3. 2 tablespoons ketchup
  4. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  5. 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (above)
  6. 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  7. 1 tablespoon pickle relish


  1. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 4 6-ounce tilapia fillets
  1. MAKE THE CAJUN SEASONING In a small bowl, whisk together all the spices and set aside.
  2. MAKE THE REMOULADE In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, garlic, 1 tablespoon of the Cajun seasoning, hot sauce and pickle relish. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Make Ahead The remoulade can be made a day ahead.
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