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Blackened Tilapia & Fresh Corn

BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
edited 2:34AM in EggHead Forum
I cooked the tilapia in a CI skillet and it turned out great. I cut back the temp a little this time, to 650 and liked the results better.

20-04-11BlackenedTilapia.jpg

This is my first corn of the season and it was pretty darn good.

Comments

  • pcipci Posts: 249
    No one here has any corn seed in the ground yet to cold. Fish & corn perfect :)
  • StratoEggStratoEgg Posts: 81
    Looks great. No corn here yet...but the farmer's field I am backed up to will be in full swing shortly. Love watching the corn grow off my back porch.
  • Jer_invaJer_inva Posts: 109
    Bob, any chance of posting your recipe and cooking instructions? Thank you. Jer
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,717
    nice lookin' fish, I got a hankering for corn.....t
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  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    Jer_inva wrote:
    Bob, any chance of posting your recipe and cooking instructions? Thank you. Jer

    Jer_inva,

    I really do not have a recipe, but I can talk about my technique. I started by reading Paul Prudhomme's description and then made a couple of changes to make it more Egg friendly.

    First, I use Prudhomme's blackening seasoning mix. I would not try to say it is the best, but we like it. I do think that you have to be careful about using just any ol' rub, because the high temps make it unfriendly to sugar and some other spices.

    http://labellecuisine.com/archives/fish/Paul Prudhomme's Blackened Redfish.htm

    I coat both sides of the fish with the seasoning mix and give it a pretty heavy coat of seasoning, but that depends on your taste. I would say it is completely covered in a single thin layer that sticks to the fish. I pat it down to be sure it is wet and sticks as well as possible.

    I do not melt the butter -- I just get it very soft and then spread about 1/16 - 1/18" on one side, over the top of the seasoning. I tried mixing the seasoning in the butter, but it just did not seem to be worth the effort. I used one whole stick of butter to coat three fillets like the one you saw in hte picture. That was a little heavy, but the extra butter does not hurt anything.

    I get the egg to around 650 and preheat the CI skillet for about 5 minutes. I put the fish in, butter side down and leave it for abut 2 1/2 minutes on the first side. I turn it and leave it about 1 minute. I cook it with the top down.

    I have seen the butter burst into flame when you throw the fish on the grill -- just let it go and close the lid.

    I have gone to 700+, but I don't think it improves the flavor and you can definitely over cook it faster.

    I use a long cuff, silicon glove to open the grill and turn the fish.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,672
    That looks awesome, Bob. I need to try and blacken something (on purpose :woohoo: ) on the egg.

    I've had corn a few times already this year and it was ok, but I can't wait till it really gets to the peak of the season.

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  • Jer_invaJer_inva Posts: 109
    Bob, Thank You. My wife saw your post and wanted to give it a try so I'll have to add it to the list of things yet to be tried on the egg. Jer
  • beesbees Posts: 335
    Very nice looking plate of goodness. Where did the corn come from? Good cooking! Randy
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