Teeccino Cajun Blackened Fish

  • Category: Entrees & sides

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Servings: 6 filets

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Cajun cuisine attributes its evolution to several ethnic backgrounds, including French, Spanish, African, and Native American. The Africans brought the skill of spices, while the French brought the technique of delicately sautéing fish. The abundance of fish available from the gulf of Mexico, combined with these ethnic cooking influences is the heart of Cajun cuisine. This particular dish not only arouses the taste buds, it also evokes a wonderful taste experience through its rich history.


  • 2 tbsp [French Roast Chicory Herbal Coffee] granules (or certified gluten free Teeccino Dandelion Dark Roast granules)
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb petrale sole or flounder (or a similar flaky, white fish of the same thickness-thicker, denser fish will need longer cook times and more seasoning!)

Teeccino French Roast Herbal Coffee & Tea

We made this recipe with Teeccino French Roast, one of our Maya blends with deep coffee notes from roasted ramón seeds from the Maya Biosphere Reserve and chicory roots. Our Maya blends were created for purists who want a robust, focused body without any sweetness in their coffee or tea.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes , Cook Time: 4-5 Minutes , Calories per serving: 190

  1. Pat each filet dry with a paper towel, then coat with a small amount of cooking oil.
  2. Sprinkle seasonings mix evenly on both sides of fish fillet, patting it in by hand.
  3. Add oil to coat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat; once the pan begins to smoke, add the fish, presentation-side-down, and sear until golden brown on the first side; about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Flip the fish with a metal spatula and brown the other side; about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Rest the fish on a plate with a paper towel to absorb excess oil and give the fish a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  6. Serve with your favorite sides and more lemon wedges!