Blackened Whitefish Recipe with Peach Salsa

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There are so many different ways you can enjoy whitefish - baked, grilled, fried, in a foil packet - but this Blackened Whitefish with Peach Salsa is by far one of my favorites. While not as healthy as baking it in the oven, this whitefish recipe is extremely tasty and so incredibly easy to prepare. There are heaps of different sauces you can use to bring out the flavor of the fish, but you simply cannot go wrong with a simple peach salsa, don't you agree?

Oh the blackened craze will never disappear. Because it’s so fabulous. Because it feels like someone has just created a fancy, exotic dish for you…but it is so incredibly easy, you can just do it yourself. ANd that’s why I love this blackened whitefish recipe. Super flavourful, super easy, and tastes wonderful with my simple fruit salsa.

There are so many different ways you can enjoy whitefish - baked, grilled, fried, in a foil packet - but this Blackened Whitefish with Peach Salsa is by far one of my favorites. While not as healthy as baking it in the oven, this whitefish recipe is extremely tasty and so incredibly easy to prepare. There are heaps of different sauces you can use to bring out the flavor of the fish, but you simply cannot go wrong with a simple peach salsa, don't you agree?

Whitefish is wonderful – it’s like working with an empty pallet. You can begin with the perfect fish…then end…with the perfect fish. Whitefish is a lake water fish. But you can sub in any mild fish you like. I love to sub in sweet perch. But tilapia, cod…whatever works. I’ve even blackened halibut. And though it’s pricier, it sure is incredible.

Blackened Whitefish with Peach Salsa
 
Serve this fish on its own, or with this fruit salsa
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Recipe type: Dinner
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp EACH dried oregano, thyme, sea salt, black pepper
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • 3 Tbsp rice flour or almond meal
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 - 4 whiltefish fillets (or use perch or tilapia)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a shallow dish, combine spices and flour.
  2. Squeeze lemon juice over the fish fillets, then dip them into the spice mixture. Coat both sides well (even over the skin).
  3. In a saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat for a minute. Add the fish and cook, turning once, about 3 minutes per side, until fish is opaque and easily flakes with a fork.
  4. Serve with the delicious Peach Salsa below...
  5. PEACH SALSA: Combine 4 diced peaches + ½ diced red onion + ½ diced and seeded jalapeno + juice of 1 lime + handful chopped fresh cilantro + sea salt

Escape to your own tropical paradise (in your brain) — or maybe just the backyard. Enjoy.

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There are so many different ways you can enjoy whitefish - baked, grilled, fried, in a foil packet - but this Blackened Whitefish with Peach Salsa is by far one of my favorites. While not as healthy as baking it in the oven, this whitefish recipe is extremely tasty and so incredibly easy to prepare. There are heaps of different sauces you can use to bring out the flavor of the fish, but you simply cannot go wrong with a simple peach salsa, don't you agree?And if you’re looking for more delicious recipes to add to your weekly menu plan, please follow our Food board where we share all kinds of fabulous ideas!



Sara Bradford
Sara Bradford
Sara Bradford is as passionate about her cocktails and duck fat as she is about green smoothies. And thinks real, whole, awesome food should taste delicious no matter what. A culinary nutritionist who takes (and leads) group cleanses by storm -- all the while knowing the most toxic ingredient is guilt. Her company’s work at Nourish ~ Real Food allows her to wade through the nutrition b.s. by providing hilarious wisdom and delicious recipes.