Pan-Seared Tilapia

Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: about 20 minutes

Have a great dinner ready faster than you can order out or go through a drive-thru! Our Char Crust® Amazin’ Cajun Dry Rub Seasoning makes it easy!

Tilapia fillets — about 6 oz per person
Char Crust® Amazin’ Cajun Dry Rub Seasoning — about 1/2 Tbsp per fillet
A little oil, canola is good
A little butter (optional), at room temperature

Heat a cast iron pan on the stove until very hot. Season one side of the fish with Char Crust® Amazin’ Cajun Dry Rub Seasoning, generously covering the surface. Drizzle a little oil all over the seasonings, using your fingers to rub in and distribute evenly. Seasonings will look moist and darken a bit. Place the fish, seasoned side down, into the pan. It should sizzle immediately, and you may get some smoke. Cook a few minutes until just cooked through. Transfer to plate with seasoned side up and place pat of butter on top.

We actually prefer this recipe with catfish, but tilapia seems to have more fans.