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Blackened Tilapia

Blackened Tilapia

35 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
15 Min(s) Cook
Serve Blackened Tilapia with shrimp and cream cheese sauce at your next meal! Garlic, pepper and a mix of other spices make Blackened Tilapia delicious.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. gumbo filé powder
2 tsp. blackened seasoning, divided
2 tsp. Cajun gumbo mix, divided
2 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne), divided
6 tilapia fillets
1 cup butter, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1/2 cup sliced portobello mushrooms
1/2 cup condensed cream of celery soup
1/2 cup whipping cream
4 green onions, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp. parsley flakes, divided
1 lb. uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp
1/2 cup KRAFT Finely Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
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Let's Make It
Combine lemon pepper seasoning, garlic powder, gumbo filé powder, and 1 tsp. each blackened seasoning, Cajun gumbo mix and ground red pepper.
Rub seasoning mixture onto both sides of fish fillets.
Melt 1/2 cup butter in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add tilapia to skillet; cook 3 min. on each side or until browned on both sides. Keep warm on low heat.
Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in second large skillet on medium-high heat. Add cream cheese, mushrooms, soup, cream, onions and garlic; cook and stir gently 6 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is blended.
Add 1 tsp. parsley and remaining blackened seasoning, Cajun gumbo mix and ground red pepper to cream cheese sauce; mix well. Add shrimp; cook and stir 5 min. or until shrimp turn pink. Add mozzarella; cook and stir until mozzarella is melted and sauce is blended.
Place tilapia on serving platter; top with cream cheese sauce. Garnish with remaining parsley.
Kitchen Tips
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Recipe Submitted by Real Women of PHILADELPHIA Contestant
Cynthia Price
Tip 2
Serving Suggestion
Use this homemade blackened seasoning blend to add restaurant flavor to your favorite meat or fish before cooking. Mix 3 Tbsp. paprika; 2 Tbsp. garlic powder; 2 Tbsp. onion powder; 2 tsp. black pepper; and 1 tsp. each dried basil, oregano, thyme and ground red pepper (cayenne) until blended. Store in resealable jar in cool dry cabinet.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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