Blackened Fish Recipe with Simple Rub

Blackened Fish Recipe with an Easy to Make Cajun Seasoning Rub

September 20, 2019

Why go out to eat when you can cook my mouth-watering Blackened Fish recipe right at home! This simple blackened seasoning recipe contains all of the wonderful flavors of Louisiana Cajun cuisine in a crust around your favorite filet of fish.

It is quick to whip up my blackened fish seasoning with paprika, chili powder, thyme, and garlic makes a quick Cajun Blackened fish dinner. Just a 2-step fish recipe that adds a bold statement to any meal. This recipe is not only a diabetic fish recipe and gluten-free, but one of my favorite go-to easy fish dinner recipes. Also, a great protein source making this easy recipe perfect to start including more seafood options in your diet.

Blackened Fish Recipe with an Easy to Make Cajun Seasoning Rub

Recipe byHolly Clegg
Makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds fish fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a small bowl or plastic zip-top resealable bag, combine all ingredients, except fish and oil. Coat both sides of fish with seasoning mixture.
  2. In large nonstick pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Place fish in a hot pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side until fish is done and flakes with a fork.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

Calories 232; Carbohydrates 3 grams; Fat 9 grams; Protein 34 grams

Blackened Fish


With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg was a culinary expert on easy and healthy recipes. She appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, & Huff Post. She consulted for Walmart, Teflon, Coca-Cola Company, & U.S. hospitals. Team Holly has the privilege to continue to share Holly's passion for healthy cooking with her Trim and Terrific recipes & to keep her legacy going for gastric cancer awareness. See more recipes by Holly!
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