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Dak's Seasoning, Blackened Tilapia with Original Red Cole Slaw

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Use this local spice blend to create a salt-free version on an affordable and healthy favorite. http://www.daksspices.com



Dak's Seasonings

Cole Slaw

  • 1 bag of angel hair cabbage
  • ¼ cup of diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno diced (optional)
  • ¼ cup of cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup of skim milk
  • ¼ cup of plain low fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of light mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of DAK's ORIGINAL RED
  • Drizzle of honey (optional)


  • Tilapia filets (of your favorite fish)
  • Olive Oil in a spray pump or Cooking Spray like Pam


In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro.  Stir to mix up the ingredients.

In a smaller bowl, combine the skim milk, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, and ORIGINAL RED, and drizzle of honey.  Whisk together until thoroughly mixed.

Pour the dressing mixture from the smaller bowl into the larger bowl.  Mix until the dressing thoroughly coats the cabbage.   While you are mixing the cabbage, you can add a small amount of ground sea salt to the dish if you wish. 

Put the slaw in the refrigerator while you prepare the fish.

We usually buy a large bag of frozen tilapia to keep on hand for a quick weeknight meal.  The fillets defrost quickly and there is very little marinating time.

Once the filets are defrosted, place on a plate.  Spray the outside of the fish with cooking spray or olive oil in spray pump.  Coat the outside of the fish generously with BLACKENED.  If it looks like the spice is not sticking to the fish, spray with another layer of olive oil or cooking spray.  Let the fish sit for several minutes to absorb the spice before flipping over to the other side.  Coat the other side with cooking spray or olive oil in spray pump.  Coat that side generously with BLACKENED.  Let sit for about 5 minutes to absorb the spice, use more spray if it does not look like the spice is sticking.

Heat a skillet to medium high heat.  Add a thin coating of cooking oil; we usually use grape seed oil.  You could also use about tablespoon of butter instead.  When the oil is hot, add the fish.  Cook the fish for about 3-4 minutes or longer on each side depending on how thick the filets are.

Take out of the pan. Plate the fish and serve the Cole slaw on the side.  This dish also goes great with corn on the cob.  You can season your corn on the cob with some more DAK's!!! Don't like tilapia?  Try this recipe with salmon, trout, or grouper.  Don't like fish? Pork chops or chicken can be used in this recipe instead of fish. 

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