Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cajun Tilapia Recipe

I posted this picture on my instagram and was asked if I could share the recipe to this simple dish! I was inspired by this recipe from however I made a few changes to make it healthier and accommodate what I had in the fridge already! So here it is- my Cajun Tilapia Recipe! 

What you need:

Four Pieces of Boneless Tilapia
Butter or Olive oil for cooking

Cajun Seasoning
1/4 cup Paprika
1 tbsp lemon pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
a pinch of lawry's seasoning salt

Cream Reduction
1/2 Cup Fresh Spinach
1/2 Cup Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
1 tsp Fresh Garlic
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 Can of Cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup of evaporated milk
1 dallop of light cream cheese
Water or stock to be used as a thinner, as needed
Optional: Shrimp or Sausage

    1. Preheat  two large skillets with a generous amount of butter or olive oil.
    2. In one skillet, add mushrooms, garlic, onion and spinach and cook on medium heat until onions are translucent.

    3. Combine all ingredients for the cajun seasoning in a flat dish and coat both sides of fish with the mixture. DO Not discard the left over seasoning, it will be used for your reduction.

    4. Drop the fish into the preheated pan and cook on medium/low heat about 4 minutes on each side. Be sure to watch carefully! Tilapia cooks fast!
    5. In your veggie skillet, reduce heat and  add cream of mushroom, evaporated milk and cream cheese and remaining cajun seasoning. Stir consistently until mixture becomes creamy. 
    6. The sauce will thicken, use water or broth to reach constancy of your choice while continuing to stir.
    7. Add shrimp or sausage (I used  turkey sausage) to your reduction and allow to simmer until meat is cooked. Continue to stir.

    To serve. Place tilapia on serving dish and drizzle reduction on top of the fish. Suggested sides are cajun rice, red beans and rice, or mashed potatoes with green beans or asparagus.