Blackened Fish

  • Recipe By
  • Published Sep 7th
  • Ready In30m
  • Servings6
  • Calories420
This recipe calls for trout, but catfish or red snapper would be equally good. Be sure to have a well-ventilated kitchen!

Blackened Fish Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Blackened Fish for 6 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 (4 ounce) fillets trout
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Blackened Fish Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In30m

To cook Blackened Fish, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Blackened Fish is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Blackened Fish within 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Blackened Fish easily:

  1. 1 In a small bowl, mix together paprika, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper, white pepper, thyme and salt; set aside. Heat a heavy cast iron pan on high heat until extremely hot, about 10 minutes.
  2. 2 Pour 3/4 cup melted butter into a shallow dish. Dip each fillet into butter, turning once to coat both sides. Sprinkle both sides of fillets with spice mixture, and gently pat mixture onto fish.
  3. 3 Place fillets into hot pan without crowding. Carefully pour about 1 teaspoon melted butter over each fillet. Cook until fish has a charred appearance, about 2 minutes. Turn fillets, spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter over each, and cook until charred. Repeat with remaining fish.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 420 calories; 35.3 grams of fat; 1.8 grams of carbohydrates; 24.3 grams of protein; 148 milligrams of cholesterol; 428 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 3rd 2012

    Decent flavour to the spices, but "well ventilated" is understated. I smoked out my entire house. The neighbours actually barged through my front door shouting inquiries about calling the ...

  2. Oct 27th 2009

    I LOVE THIS RECIPE! I use it on Tilapia mostly. I ad 1 tsp of garlic powder to the mixture. I place fish on foil, sprinkle with olive oil & liberally with spice mix on each side, put on ...

  3. Feb 8th 2009

    Several years ago (and many times since) I had blackened fish at what is considered Milwaukee's finest seafood restaurant, and from that first bite I was smitten. Over the years I've tried i ...

  4. Jun 17th 2007

    I was hoping to find a recipe that would compare with my favorite blackened seasoning from Salty's Restaurant in Seattle. Their's has a good amount of sugar in it. So, I made this recipe exa ...

  5. Apr 18th 2006

    My wife and kids absolutely HATE fish. When I bought the fish, I used tilapia, I didnt even buy enough for everyone, just my wife and I. The kids sampled it and wanted some for dinner. My wh ...

  6. Sep 17th 2003

    To lighten this recipe, remove ALL butter. Sprinkle herbs straight onto fish & heat a few tsp of olive oil in a cast iron skillet.I've found that farm-raised catfish filets are fair ...

  7. Sep 8th 2003

    This was great. I do not like fish but my husband and I went on a fishing trip and had to cook our trout. I combined this recipe with another and grilled it in an aluminum foil pack with s ...

  8. Apr 27th 2003

    I altered the recipe quite a bit spice wise as it is really too much for children. I also used the grill outside to heat the cast iron skillet and cooked the fish there as well. Just sit th ...

  9. Nov 10th 2001

    This was a great meal! I would not make this fish in the kitchen, but use an outside burner on the grill. It filled our house with smoke! She warns a well ventilated area to cook in, and ...