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blackened cod on a plate next to quinoa and roasted asparagus

Blackened Cod

This blackened cod recipe combines a bold smoky blackened seasoning with firm but flakey and mild cod fish, pan seared to perfection! Perfect for blackened cod tacos or served up with some roasted vegetables.
Course dinner
Cuisine American, cajun
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 159kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $6


  • Saute Pan


Blackened Cod

  • 2 6 oz filet cod
  • 2 tablespoon oil

Blackened Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon oregano


Blackened Seasoning

  • Thoroughly mix smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, kosher salt, brown sugar, cayenne, dried basil, dried oregano, dried thyme to create blackened seasoning. Store any unused portion in an airtight jar.

Blackened Cod

  • Dry each cod filet with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  • Rub each cod filet with about 1 teaspoon oil.
  • Evenly sprinkle blackened seasoning on all side of cod filet. You can use your hands to be sure blackened seasoning is coating all sides of the cod.
  • Pour remaining oil into sauté pan and heat to medium high.
  • Once oil is hot, plate your cod filets into the saute pan.
  • Cook each side for approximately 3-4 minutes or until cod fish is thoroughly cooked through.


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1169mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg