Blackened Tilapia with Cajun Remoulade

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. Slideshow:  Cajun and Creole Recipes 

Blackened Tilapia with Cajun Remoulade
Photo: © Emily Farris
Total Time:
25 mins
Yield:
4

Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme

Remoulade

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (above)

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce

  • 1 tablespoon pickle relish

Tilapia

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 6-ounce tilapia fillets

Directions

Make the Cajun Seasoning

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the spices and set aside.

Make the Remoulade

  1. 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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