RWOP Finalist: Tantalizing Tilapia Recipe -
RWOP Finalist: Tantalizing Tilapia Recipe
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RWOP Finalist: Tantalizing Tilapia

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"From Real Women of Philadelphia 2010 Finalist Cynthia Price: This Cajun-inspired fish dish pairs tilapia and shrimp with a PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese-based sauce. Spicy and creamy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place 1 tsp. each of blackened seasoning, lemon pepper, garlic powder, gumbo file, cayenne pepper and Cajun gumbo seasoning mix in a bowl; mix.
  2. Season the tilapia by rubbing the seasoning mixture on both sides of the fillets.
  3. Melt 1 stick of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place tilapia in the pan; cook first side. Continue to monitor this pan and turn fish once first side is browned.
  4. Meanwhile, melt remaining stick of butter in second large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped garlic, green onions, mushrooms, cream of celery soup, cream cheese and heavy cream; stir gently to ensure a well-blended sauce.
  5. Once fish is browned on both sides, lower the heat on the pan to keep the fish warm, but not overcooked.
  6. To the cream cheese sauce, add 1 tsp. each of blackened seasoning, cayenne pepper, gumbo seasoning mix and parsley; mix well. Add the shrimp, stirring until the shrimp turns bright pink. Add mozzarella; stir until sauce is well blended.
  7. Place tilapia on a serving platter. Top the tilapia with the creamy sauce. Place 2 tsp. of parsley flakes across the dish for garnish. Enjoy!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 12, 2011

I have made this twice now and we love it. A little on the spicy side but sooooo good. This recipe is def a keeper!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 19, 2011

I live in florida and have had better fish recipies.

Sep 17, 2011

Made this tonight.. it was a hit! Awesome recipe.. Not too spicy, just right.. I'm from the South, so I have to ask what in the heck is Cajun Gumbo Seasoning?? I used Tony Chacheries Cajun Seasoning.. Definitely will make this again!

Aug 09, 2011

We make this quite often and absolutely love it. We find that it also works with chicken on a bed of rice. Delicious.

Nov 21, 2011

Absolutely delicious! Don't let the long list of ingredients stop you from making this one-it is actually very easy and worth it.

Nov 27, 2011

Tastes awesome. Extremely spicy. We will make it again, but for sure without all the red pepper the recipe calls for.

Oct 15, 2011

This is so so so good!!! Once I figure out how to cook the fish just right I can't wait to make it again!!!

May 13, 2012

This was amazing, served it for Mother's day and My family loved it, I'm a college student living on my own and It was so affordable and easy, Thank You!


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  • Calories
  • 675 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 315 mg
  • 105%
  • Fat
  • 53.7 g
  • 83%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 41.8 g
  • 84%
  • Sodium
  • 1171 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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