We fell in love with blackened fish the last trip in St. Augustin, Florida.

The restaurant in the town of St. Augustin, Harry’s grill and seafood, got us ‘addicted’ to the Blackened fish served with lemon cream sauce.

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The next day when we lunch at another restaurant, The Conch House, we ordered blackened fish again!  This time it wasn’t served with sauce but with lemon wedge to squeeze the juice on the fish. It was equally tasty!

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At both restaurant I tried to find out how they prepare the fish and the lemon cream sauce. I was inspired to re-create it at home. 🙂

So here it is; my home cooked blackened fish with lemon cream sauce.

First I add all the blackened spices in a bowl which includes paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground dried thyme, ground white pepper and black pepper, cayenne pepper, dried basil, dried oregano, ground nutmeg and ground cumin. And than mix them together with a spoon.

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To prepare the fish; rinse and pat dry the fish with paper towel. Sprinkle salt over the fish and lightly rub it in. When we eat at the restaurants it was served with the catch of the day, Mahi Mahi and Flounder. I use the fresh Orange Roughy I can get in my local market. This blackened spice would work well with any white fish.

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Using a non-stick skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over low heat. When the butter is melted, place the fish in the pan, flipping it over to coat both sides with the butter. Generously, sprinkle the top of the butter coated fish with the blackened spice, flip over and turn up the heat to medium. Let the fish sear for 3 minutes or until blackened and somewhat crispy. While searing, coat the top side of the fish with the blacken spice.

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When the fish is blackened and crispy on the under side, flip it over and sear the other side until blackened, somewhat crispy and fish is cooked. About 3 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Test the fish doneness with a fork. If it pierce through easily it is cooked through.

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When the fish is done. Plate it and serve with the homemade lemon cream sauce, and salad greens.

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Here is the recipe:

Blackened fish
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Recipe type: Low carb Seafood
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Serves: 2 servings
 
Ingredients
  • Blackened Seasoning ingredients:
  • 1½ tablespoons paprika,
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 fillets (5 oz) each of white fish
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
Preparation
  1. Combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground dried thyme, ground white pepper and black pepper, cayenne pepper, dried basil, dried oregano, ground nutmeg and ground cumin in a bowl. And mix them together with a spoon. This makes about ¼ cup of spices. Keep the remainder in a jar for later use.
  2. To prepare blackened fish; rinse and pat dry the fish with paper towel. Sprinkle fish with salt on both sides and lightly rub it on.
  3. Using a non-stick skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over low heat. When the butter is melted, place the fish in the pan, flipping it over to coat both sides with the butter.
  4. Generously, sprinkle the top of the butter coated fish with the blackened spice, flip over and turn up the heat to medium. Let the fish sear for 3 minutes or until blackened and somewhat crispy. While searing, coat the top side of the fish with the blacken spice.
  5. When the underside of the fish is blackened, flip it over and sear the other side until blackened, somewhat crispy and fish is cooked. About 3 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. Test the fish doneness with a fork. If it pierce through easily it is cooked through.

1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of blackened seasoning contains 17 g total carbs, 13 g net carbs, 3.6 g protein and 1g fat.

Each serving of fish with 1 tablespoon of seasoning contains 4 g total carbs, 3.2 g net carbs, 23.6 g protein and 19 g fat.

 

The next day I try using the remaining blackened seasoning to cook a blackened prawn. It was tasty!  The cooking method is similar to cooking the blackened fish.

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the pan over low heat, add 1 pound of prawns and stir to coat with butter. Add blackened seasoning generously onto the prawns, stir to cook the prawns over medium heat. Add a little more blacken seasoning with pinch of salt, and a little more butter. Stir and cook till prawn is done. Sprinkle some chopped chives and is ready to serve.

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