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RWOP Finalist: Tantalizing Tilapia

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"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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35 m servings 675 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  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!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 675 calories; 53.7 g fat; 8.1 g carbohydrates; 41.8 g protein; 315 mg cholesterol; 1171 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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!!!!

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I live in florida and have had better fish recipies.

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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!!!!

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 Sea...

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

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

I live in florida and have had better fish recipies.

A little too much burn for some of my people so i decreased the amount of spices, but other than that it is great. The shrimp sauce is dang near perfect. My kids eat it without complaint which...

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

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!!!

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!