Cajun Blackened Fish

Cajun Blackened Fish

Our new Cajun blend is tailored to prepare a blackened fish or poultry. Blackening seals the juice in the fish or meat in the seasoning crust. Use an outside grill to avoid a kitchen filled with smoke. However, blackening is not required to make a delicious dinner with this Cajun blend. Traditional frying works great as well.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 3



  • 1 lb fish filet salmon, halibut, sea bass, catfish, or haddock

Fresh Produce

  • 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon quartered


  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • butter

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • olive oil
  • vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper

Blackened Culinary Spice Kit

  • Paprika, garlic, yellow mustard, onions, black peppercorns, oregano, cumin, cayenne, thyme, bay leaves, celery seeds

Suggested Sides

  • ▪ green asparagus or endives steamed
  • ▪ coleslaw or green lettuce salad
  • ▪ pearl couscous, orzo pasta, or rice
  • ▪ sweet potatoes cooked or baked



  • In a POT, heat  1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add 1 tbsp butter, garlic, and asparagus.
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes. Flip the asparagus occasionally.
  • Scoop the asparagus out and keep it warm.


  • In the same POT, careful of splatters, add 1 cup of water, parmesan, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Mix well and bring to a boil.
  • Turn off. Keep warm.


  • Season fish with Blackened spices and salt to taste.
  • In a PAN, heat 1 tsp vegetable oil (not olive oil!) to smoking hot.
  • Stir in 2 tbsp of butter. Add fish.
  • Flip the fish when one side is blackened.
  • Lower the heat if the fish needs more time to cook through.
  • Serve the fish with lemon, asparagus with sauce, and your selected additional side/s.
  • Enjoy!


▪ Alternatively, fry the fish over medium heat.
▪ Substitute the fish with chicken breast pounded down to 0.5-inch thickness.