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Blackened cod on a plate with green beans.

Blackened Cod Fish Recipe


This blackened cod fish recipe is full of flavor and only made with a handful of ingredients. Serve with a simple side for a nutritious dinner.


  • 46 oz. cod fillets (thawed)
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, divided


  1. Pat fish dry with paper towel.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together smoked paprika, sea salt, sugar, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and brush onto both sides of fish and sprinkle with seasoning on both sides.
  4. Melt remaining butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook fish for about 4 minutes, carefully flip over, and cook another 2-3 minutes, until cooked through and flaky.

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