This recipe is from Good and Cheap.
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If you can find a good deal on Tilapia, or any white fish fillets, please, please try this. Unfortunately fish tends to be expensive in NYC so this one comes out a little pricier than most recipes. But it can still fit into most budgets occasionally. It’s so delicious and crazy fast. If you’re not a big fish lover this is a great place to start! White fish has a very mild flavor and the treatment here is inspired by a Louisiana blackened catfish, if not quite so powerfully spiced! The spice and quick broiling creates fish with a slightly crispy crust and a flaky, moist interior. It’s pictured here with some leftover brown rice I quickly fried with leftover broccoli and carrots. It was ready by the time the fish was out of the oven.