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Blackened Cod

Blackened cod is such an easy, delicious meal. Ready in under 10 minutes you will have a delicious fish recipe on the table in no time!

Course Dinner, Fish, Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Keyword blackened fish, Cajun, cajun food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 972 kcal


  • 2 6 oz pieces of fresh cod (equivalent to 170 grams)
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil (olive oil or avocado oil)

Blackened Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika (or paprika or sweet paprika)
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne


Blackened Seasoning Instructions

  1. Mix together the smoked paprika, dried oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, coconut sugar, cayenne, and dried basil to create the blackened seasoning. Store any unused seasoning in an airtight jar.

Cod Instructions

  1. Wash and dry each cod filet with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.

  2. Brush each side of the cod fillets with a little of the cooking oil.

  3. Evenly coat each side of the cod fillets with the blackened seasoning.

  4. Place a medium pan or cast iron skillet on the stove on medium heat and add the remaining cooking oil to the pan.

  5. Once the pan is hot, add the seasoned cod fillets and cook for ~3-4 minutes per side, until the fish is cooked through.

Recipe Notes

  1. Nutritional values are an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used. 
  2. Feel free to vary the spices in the blackened seasoning depending on your taste preference. 
  3. Store any leftover cooked cod in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Blackened Cod
Amount Per Serving
Calories 972 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 387mg129%
Sodium 1666mg72%
Potassium 3873mg111%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 161g322%
Vitamin A 2340IU47%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 201mg20%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.