Blackened Fish is so easy it's insane. I always hear people say they are afraid of cooking fish, then they are afraid of trying to cook blackened fish/poultry just because of the smoke factor. Well, I'm not going to lie...you are going to get some smoke. But is so worth beating the smoke alarm with the broom handle!
You can buy plenty of really great Blackened Seasonings and I have tried lots of them, but there is some satisfaction in making your own concoction. Not to mention I like a little Old Bay mixed in mine. I've talked about my love of Old Bay before...but in all seriousness if you have not tried it or your grocery does not carry it...do yourself a favor and order it on line or something. It is truly the perfect seasoning. I put it on everything, potatoes, veggies, fish, shellfish, poultry...everything but my oatmeal.
1 tablespoons smoked ground paprika
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon light salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
Give your fish a heavy coating and place in a HOT pan with a little olive oil...When it really starts smoking ( and you see the color of the fish cooked about half way up on the side) it's time to flip.
Serve it up, maybe with a little lemon or just on it's own.