Tilapia is a plain, mild, white fish that is really pretty boring by itself. It needs to be dressed up with something fun to make it part of a really good meal. As most of you know, I am from the Deep South...Jersey. Blackening seasoning is not native to my homeland, but that hasn't stopped me yet. I made a quick blackening seasoning from ingredients that I had in my pantry and this tilapia went from zero to hero in no time. A quick pat down with the spices, drizzle of oil, and into the hot oven for a few minutes and this was a perfect meal. Easy for a weeknight and would work with fresh fish or fillets that were previously frozen. Just take them out of the freezer in the morning and let them defrost in the fridge all day. Then you are ready to go when you get home from work. This seasoning would be great on chicken or shrimp too.