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Cajun Blackened Fish
with Cajun salsa and sweet potato fries

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

This blackened fish is full of flavor from Cajun spices and a crunchy Cajun salsa. Served with sweet potato fries, this colorful dinner will make everyone smile!
Smarts: What's in Cajun seasoning? It's a mix of garlic powder, paprika, oregano, thyme, and some more good stuff!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Cajun Blackened Fish with Cajun Salsa:
  • Tilapia fillets - 4
  • Cajun seasoning - 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Celery - 2 stalks, diced
  • Bell peppers, any type - 1, diced
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, diced
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 1/2 Tbsp
Cajun Sweet Potato Fries:
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 1/2 lbs, sliced into fries
  • Cooking oil - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Cajun seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Condiments for dipping - for serving

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Fish - If prepping right before making, complete make steps #1-2 before returning to this prep step. Rinse and pat dry. Sprinkle both sides with first part of Cajun seasoning and some salt and pepper.
  2. Celery / Bell peppers / Shallots - Prep as directed. (Can be done 3 days ahead)
  3. Make Cajun salsa - Mix together celery, peppers, and shallots. Season with second part of Cajun seasoning, lime juice, and some salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  4. Sweet potatoes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat an oven to 425F (218C) degrees.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes with oil and Cajun seasoning and spread into one even layer on a dark sheet pan (for better browning). Roast in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until crispy. Shake once midway through.
  3. While sweet potatoes are roasting, heat a skillet or non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil. Once oil is heated, sear fillets in batches for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until dark and golden.
  4. Sprinkle sweet potatoes with salt and pepper immediately out of the oven. Enjoy with condiment of choice. Top fish fillets with your Cajun salsa and enjoy with sweet potato fries on the side!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (135)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (27)
Vegetarian (11)

51 reviews

Quick and easy!

By: Kimberly
Posted: Apr 16, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Very good! Made with cod. Salsa was a surprise. It went really well with the fish.

By: Barbie
Posted: Sep 18, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I tossed the potato strips in cornstarch before tossing with the oil and seasoning to make them a bit crispier.

By: Alyson
Posted: Mar 01, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Easy to make! I cheated a little and bought frozen sweet potato fries.

By: Amy
Posted: Nov 04, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This turned out to be a fantastic tasting fish sandwich. And the sweet potato fries complimented it well. We ate them with honey.

By: Lorra
Posted: Sep 29, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We made this just as fish without the bread and it was really good.

By: Juli
Posted: Jan 22, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful