Pan Fried Cajun Tilapia

If you were to ask me what my favorite food was, I would simply respond…

Spicy.

I love food that screams with flavor, and gives you a good kick in the mouth.

Unfortunately for me, my kids don’t always share the same feelings. So the other day I took advantage of the fact that everyone except me was sick with that yucky stomach bug and I whipped up a tasty tilapia dish just for moi!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh yes, this Pan Fried Cajun Tilapia is one kick-in-the-mouth fish!

I love cooking with Tilapia. It’s very mild in flavor, {no fishy taste here!} and extremely versatile! I have done just about everything you can do with Tilapia, fried, baked, roasted, grilled, and even microwaved the little guy.

It always turns out tasty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a spicy kick to your Tilapia {or any white fish} then you should try this out. It’s wont disappoint.

Promise.

Sprinkle the fillet with your favorite hot sauce. I used Louisiana’s but I really love Red Devil {but I ran out of it}. Then just use a pastry or grilling brush and spread it all over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab some good ‘ol Cajun Seasoning and shake, shake, shake!

Coat both sides in yellow cornmeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toss the fish into a hot skillet with a couple tablespoons of oil. Cook on for 3-4 minutes on both sides or until the fish is no longer transparent and flakes easily.

So easy huh!?

I love how you can whip this up for a quick lunch even!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That sauce on top is just some sour cream and hot sauce whisked together. It gives it a little cooling off effect, but still a good kick.

What’s your favorite way to prepare Tilapia?

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Pan Fried Cajun Tilapia

Tilapia with a little spice to keep things exciting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 430 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 4 Tilapia fillets
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce, or your favorite if you prefer
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp Hot Sauce

Instructions

  • Rinse and pat dry the Tilapia fillets. Brush on and evenly coat each fillet with hot sauce. Sprinkle both sides of fish with Cajun seasoning. Place corn meal in a flat dish. Coat both sides of the fish in the corn meal. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook Tilapia in the hot oil for 3-4 minutes per side or until no longer transparent and the fish flakes easily.

For the sauce:

  • Whisk together the sour cream and hot sauce until smooth and combined. Serve on top or on the side of the Cajun Tilapia.
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: hot sauce, pan fried, Spicy, tilapia
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
2 Responses
  1. iwashyoudry

    I love this hot sauce! I put it on eggs and sandwiches, I am sure you will find many uses for it! This recipe is a great one to try with it! Do let me know if you try and enjoy it!

  2. I live in Australia and recently bought a bottle of Louisiana hot sauce imported from the USA after I saw it for sale here in the American food section of a department store. My husband Pete loves hot sauce and so I mainly bought it for him. I love that I have just spotted it being used here on your blog 🙂
    Love the look and sound of this recipe. I think we will have to try this one!
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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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