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Cajun Tilapia with Roasted Blueberries

Cajun Tilapia with Roasted Blueberries

It feels so good to be back! After some health issues and a major job change, it is time to get back to what I enjoy. Without these distractions and honestly, all those energy zappers, I have been dreaming about new recipes. Today’s Cajun Tilapia with Roasted Blueberries is one I have tried before. Each time I made it, I was dissatisfied with some minor detail. I think I’ve got it right this time.

First, you have to find your favorite cajun seasoning. Maybe one day I will come up with my own seasoning blend but until then, I will use Weber Grill Creations N’Orleans Cajun Seasoning. Not a plug…just my favorite. It’s got a kick, but it’s not overpowering. Second, go minimal on the salt in your blueberries. If you use too much, it will taste weird…kind of soapy. Third, use a cast iron skillet if you have one. It really does just push the flavor over the top. Once you get the blend of flavors just right, this dish is delicious! It has that mildly spicy kick with the cooling sweetness of the warm blueberries. Try this one this weekend…you won’t regret it!

Cajun Tilapia with Roasted Blueberries

Serves 2

Ingredients

Tilapia:

2 tilapia filets

2 Tbls cajun seasoning

1 Tbls butter

salt and pepper

1 Tbls canola oil

Roasted Blueberries:

1 lb fresh blueberries

1 Tbls lemon juice

1 Tbls sugar

1 Tbls butter

salt and pepper

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Pat the tilapia filets dry with a paper towel. Season with cajun seasoning, salt and pepper.

2. Heat an oven proof skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium high heat. Add 1 Tbls canola oil.

3. Add tilapia filets. Sear the filets on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn the fish over, and dot with the butter. Add skillet to oven and roast for 15 minutes.

4. In medium sized baking dish, add blueberries, lemon juice, sugar, butter, a slight pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Bake in same oven with fish for 15 minutes.

5. Remove both the fish and blueberries from the oven. Serve tilapia with blueberries on top.

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