Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Blackened Tilapia Fish Burgers

Ahoy, Matey!  There's fish in them thar burgers! 

You bet your sweet little fins there's fish in there.  Tilapia, to be exact.  My quest for fun, tasty food without any commas in the calorie count has led me here.  The fish isn't square and there is no giant blob of white goo oozing out of the bun.  That may sound blasphemous to some, but I'm sure you'll forgive me.  In fact, one bite of this baby and you'll vow never to eat faux fish again, square or any other shape.

Here's what you'll need:

4 tilapia fillets (about 4 ounces each)
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt
½ - 1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Onion Powder
½ - 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
½ tbsp butter
4 tomato slices
1  red onion slice, chopped
4 pepperoncini peppers, sliced
2 slices of Boar’s Head muenster cheese, halved
4 tsp mayo
4 tsp mustard
4 homemade buns (see my recent bison burger post for the recipe)

Melt the butter in a skillet on medium high heat.  Combine seasonings and rub onto each side of fish.  When the butter is sizzling, add the fish to the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side until the fish flakes easily with a fork (cook time will depend on the thickness of the fish).

Toast the buns lightly and spread 1 tsp of mayo on each bottom half and 1 tsp of mustard on each top half.  Tear the fish and spread evenly across all four bottom buns.  Top each with ½ slice of cheese, 1 tomato slice, ¼ of the chopped onion and ¼ of the pepper slices.

357 calories per burger

Serve with a small salad and a glass of lemonade to round out the meal without a drastic calorie increase.


  1. Oh that looks so good! I love fish, and you make beautiful mouthful of goodness!!!

  2. That woould be great for my son. It is a good way to make him eat fish.

  3. Very nice and informative blog posting. Among all the fish, tilapia fish is Awesome! Tilapia fish farming is very profitable and easy. I like tilapia fish dish very much for it's unique taste and nutritional value.