Blackened Blue Cod with Cauliflower Cheese Grits
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Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 4
  • 1 1lb. cod fillet
  • 2 Tbl. canola oil
  • 2-3 Tbl. hot sauce
For Blackening rub...
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. ground oregano
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
Serve with...
  • Cauliflower cheese grits
  • Blue cheese, crumbled
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse and dry cod fillet.
  3. Combine blackening rub spices and sprinkle generously onto both sides of cod fillet, pressing in with hands.
  4. Heat cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, when nice and hot add in canola oil, then carefully add in fish fillet. Sear 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. Brush 2-3 Tbl. hot sauce onto fillet, then transfer skillet to oven and finish cooking until fish flakes easily with fork, about 10 - 12 minutes.
  6. Serve on a bed of cauliflower cheese grits, sprinkled with blue cheese crumbles.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at