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Blackened Tilapia
with Corn and Tomato Relish
Blackened Tilapia with Corn and Tomato Relish
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2        ea                     Fresh ears of sweet corn- soaked in water
3        ea                     Fresh plum tomatoes- medium dice
1        ea                     Garlic Cloves- minced
3        Tbsp                  Red onion- small dice
2        Tbsp                  Fresh basil- minced
2        Tbsp                  Fresh flat leaf parsley- minced
4        Tbsp                  Extra virgin olive oil
1        Tbsp                  White balsamic vinegar
                                  White pepper
8        ea                     5-6 oz Fresh Tilapia fillets
4        Tbsp                  Butter- melted
1/2     C                       Spice Union Blackening Spice Blend


  1. Preheat your grill to medium high heat.

  2. With the corn un-shucked, place the corn on the grill.

  3. Cook the corn for about 7 minutes per side, turning as the husks brown.

  4. Remove the corn from the grill and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

  5. Shuck the corn and remove as much of the silk strands as possible.

  6. Cut the corn from the cob and separate the kernels.

  7. Combine the corn, tomatoes, garlic, red onion, basil, parsley, olive oil, white balsamic vinegar in a large bowl.

  8. Toss the relish and season with salt and white pepper to taste.

  9. Turn the exhaust fan over your range to high or opt to blacken the fish outside on your grill.

  10. Preheat a cast iron pan to high heat.  The hotter the pan, the better.

  11. Brush both sides of each Tilapia fillet with melted butter.

  12. Dredge the Tilapia Fillets in Spice Union Blackening Spice Blend.

  13. Place the Tilapia fillets into the cast iron pan.  Stand back as there will be an initial cloud of smoke that comes from the pan.

  14. Cook the Tilapia for 2 minutes per side or until just cooked through.

  15. Serve topped with the corn and tomato relish.

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